Mike Mussina on the Yankees keeping their prospects:
“I think they believe in these kids. They believe theyâ€™ve got a good group. You build a successful franchise and a successful team with young players who can perform. If you have young pitchers who can perform, youâ€™re in a real good place. With Joba, Hughes and Kennedy, theyâ€™ve got three guys they think they can build around.
“When Jeterâ€™s not around anymore, when Andyâ€™s not around, Iâ€™m not around, Marianoâ€™s not around, Posadaâ€™s not around, these are the guys that are going to be playing for the Yankees and doing the same things that this group has been able to do for the past 12-13 years.”