I have never blogged before... but have been told I should. Either for entertainment purposes or just for self help therapy. In this blog at times you will see random thoughts just come out on the page... just remember its all part of the experience. So hang on and lets start it off.
Well we are only five games into the Baseball season and people are already hitting the panic button in the Bronx. Granted technically the Yankees are at the bottom looking up but its only 1 1/2 games and we are only 5 games into the season.
Everyone out of the gate with the exception on Robinson Cano, Jaon Giambi, and Ian Kennedy have looked pretty strong to open the sesaon. Ok, I know some people are jumping on Shelley Duncan here in New York but his defense has always been questionable.
Mike Mussina seems to be eh... not one way or the other. I would throw up his stats and lets see how he really did after his first outing:
Mussina gave up four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two. - CBSSports.com
He gave up also a HR. I think it looked more like well timed hits or good hitting. Mussina is in his twilight of his career but hopefully he can finish the year as really the Number 5 arm in the rotation. I was sincerely hoping that the Yankees would go out and get another starting pitcher on the market. Johan Santana big name and all never really interested me. Just some guy who could get us 12 wins and shore up the starting rotation. Give perhaps a little depth.
The need here is for Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy to develope into reliable starting pitchers. Keeping the Yankees in the game is all they have to do. They dont have to display absolute dominance.
Andy Pettitte also I think looked very good. Will have to wait and see if the back tightens up on him. Except for Jonny Gomes HR he looked good yesterday given the limited amount of work he got in spring training.
LaTroy Hawkins... well now I know why we only signed a one year deal. Can someone explain to me how this shmoe got Paul O'Neills number? I mean really, he should worry about how he pitches not commemorating people with bad performances and there number on his back.
2-3 of course not the way I wanted to start the year. But the future looks bright.