That was a good move. Especially knowing how patient the Sox are, as we know Hughes and Joba can throw 100 pitches in 5 innings. I hope they keep him up here and it wasn’t just for today or tomorrow incase of a rain delay.
OK, Someone Please Explain this to me, And Maybe there is something I don’t get or not smart enough to get, and if that is the case, I will as Alex Emanuel said “Take my Medicine”
Why are the yanks unwilling to part ways with Veras or Ramirez? I know that they are out of options… but what would be the big deal about losing them? What is the risk? Yet they will waste options on guys like Clagget and Jackson, who are untested and unused but have a higher ceiling then the aforementioned Veras/Ramirez side show. Please someone explain that logic.
Who said the Yankees are unwilling? Then again, we are 1 month into the season and the Yankees have to give these 2 players(who contributed in 08) a chance to correct the flaws and pitch better.
To give up on them now is NOT the right move. Yes they have pitched terribly and yes they are giving up many runs, but there is a chance they will improve, turn this around. If they are, they must be given the opportunity.
AD-Who’s to say the pitchers being sent down or not called up have higher ceilings??
There is obviously a good reason why Veras & Ramirez made the team this year.
The “kids” who have not yet been called up or who have been and struggled might not be superior to Veras & Ramirez.
The prospects that some people want to see in the pen, in the games when it’s close could also fail and have very high ERA’s. If and when that happens, who do we turn to next?
Pitchers in AA or A???
So when Melancon and Bruney(again) start having arm problems(overuse) cause veras and ramirez cant hit the side of a barn, I guess it would have been a good idea to stick with them because Jose and Edwar were good for a couple of months in early 2008?
I don’t trust those guys at all. Sorry, Lets agree to disagree
great point about which players have options remaining.
it seems like those numbers are rarely made public, so for the fans like us, we can only guess about who has options and how many options a player has remaining.
this could be a case where both Veras & Ramirez are out of options, so sending them down would expose them to waivers, thus losing them all together!
i have not given up on either pitcher. if we have someone else that excels and gets outs, then i support that pitcher joining the team
“But then why will they waste options on guys with higher ceilings? I guess that’s what bothers me more than hoping veras and ramirez will straighten out.”
It is not a big deal.
They still have two years of options.
If they do not make it in two years, they will not be on 40 any way. It can happen as early as this off-season when they have to protect more talented pitchers.
thanks! yeah i looked at the stats but i wasnt sure if it was a good choice or not over tomko. thanks for the info! but it’s about time they brought in a long man. i’ve been saying they should since um….day one.