Monday, April 23, 2007

Panic in the Bronx, 2007 Edition

It's official: Phil Hughes will make his debut on Thursday.

In case you thought George was no longer in charge, this was a reminder. This is a panic move. Why did they wait till now to bring up Hughes? Why were they content with Wright and Rasner? Why did Cashman keep blowing off all the inquiries about Hughes?

The Yankees have just gotten swept by the Red Sox, and are 8-9. The Mets, even after losing 2 of 3 to Atlanta, are still 11-6.

It's never too early to panic, so congratulations, Yankees; you've got tomorrow's back page.

- I'd be very surprised if Hughes pitches well enough to stay in the rotation; this reminds me of last year, when the Mets brought up Pelfrey, and it was all too clear that he needed more time in AAA.

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