News item: Phillies closer Tom Gordon has been sent back to Philadelphia to have his sore right shoulder examined.
Oh, really? I say again, Kyle Farnsworth for Jon Lieber. He is 1-0, 2.57 in 21 innings and has a 1.24 WHIP. The Yankees badly need starters and Krazy Kyle can close for Philly or set-up Brett Myers. Tiffany from Ultimate Banter now calls him Kyle Farnsworthless. Witty girl, that Tiffany.
News item: Boston prospect (and would-be No. 5 starter) Jon Lester left his latest rehab start with a forearm problem.
Julian Tavarez said the other day that the Red Sox didn’t need Roger Clemens. They might need him now if Lester is injured. One thing is certain, with every day that passes and every pitcher who gets injured, the Rocket is making more and more money.
News item: Carl Pavano to go see Dr. James Andrews. Surgery could be next.
The news just keeps getting worse for Brian Cashman. The GM was pleased to get rid of Randy Johnson, Jaret Wright and Gary Sheffield, three players he never wanted in the first place. But he stayed loyal to Pavano. The Yankees should have dumped the Rajah of Rehab (or American Idle as the Post calls him) and signed a more reliable starter to take his place like Ted Lilly. Did anybody outside of Cashman think Pavano was going to give them anything this season?