Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cashman's last stand?

A shocking stat line called out by Pete Abraham over on his LoHud blog last night:

"It’s amazing that Kennedy and Phil Hughes are both on the DL 52 games into the season. They are a combined 0-7 with a 7.99 ERA. The Yankees are 3-12 in the games they have pitched this season, 22-15 in their other games."

During Spring Training, general manager Brian Cashman put off talks off a contract extension until after the season. Hughes and Kennedy may now be making the decision to return for him. It's only late May, but the choice to hold on to his two blue-chip arms during the Johan negotiations is taken on the look of an epic blunder. I didn't fault him at the time, but even the staunchest Cash fan has to admit this literally could not have gone any worse.

Almost impossible to believe.

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