Friday, March 27, 2009

Girardi announces opening day pitcher

In little more than a week, on April 6th, the Yankees open the season. Today, manager Joe Girardi proclaimed the starting pitcher against the Orioles will be CC Sabathia.

The first game in the Bronx will be April 16th against the Indians.

Ok, who could be surprised by this? The Yankee ace gets the ball to open up the season. The surprise would have been anyone else getting the nod.

The staff is really rounding into shape as Joba and Burnett have pitched all but "lights out" ball this week. If the staff stays healthy, and they should, the Yankees will be playing in October.

Go Yankees

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Curt Schilling Retires

Yankee nemesis Curt Schilling has decided to hang up is spikes after 20 years in the bigs.
With a lifetime record of 216-146, he is on the cusp of the Hall of Fame.

I heard the discussion on Mike and Mike this morning and it was considered too close to call.

While the regular season record is good, but not great, his post season is a spectacular 11-2 with a tiny 2.23 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 133 innings.

His 6 All Star selections and runner up in the Cy Young twice certainly show he was one of the best of his time, but is he one of the best of all time? I can think of at least 4 of his contemporaries right off the top of my head who I would rather have pitch a big game including Maddox, Clemens (the cheater,) Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Each of them will go in except maybe Clemens (the cheater.) Toss Glavine and Smoltz, couple it with Scilling's acerbic attitude, and he may be on the outside looking in.

Go Yankees

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