The Yankees demoted Phil Franchise but he walked away with a purpose, knowing what he needs to do to come back.
Big outing for Kei Igawa tonight in that he will be compared to Jeff Karstens, who has made a serious run at the rotation.
Could the Yankees put Igawa in the pen and use Karstens as a starter? That’s a question nobody needs to answer yet, not with so much time before a fifth starter is needed. But it’s a question that will get asked more if Igawa looks shaky tonight against the Braves.
We also need to see if Carl Pavano is actually on the roster come April 2. He could well be hurt or traded by then.