After all the craziness of the Yankees rotation this year I started to think about next seasons rotation.....
Should Phil Coke be given a chance next season to be a starter? He was originally a stater but never started a game above AA. I guess it all depends who the Yankees pick up in the off season with some good pitchers becoming available, Sabathia, Sheets etc.
Wang will also be back and a decision will have to be made about Joba Chamberlain. I originally was all about Joba being a starter since that's what he came up as, but as of late I have been thinking otherwise. Now I know I have nothing concrete to base this on except a gut feeling but I have to agree with Posada's comments about him. I do feel like he is going to be injury prone as a starter. I feel like someone with his intensity will burnout fast at the major league level. I really see him being more effective ultimately as a reliever and later in his career becoming a great closer.
As for Andy Pettite, I believe his time as a Yankee has come to an end. He could come back to have a great season but after the season the Yankees just had they cant afford to spend anymore money on a "maybe" guy.
Sir Sidney Ponson- see ya.
Carl Pavano- should rot in an independent league somewhere.
Mike Mussina- I would like to see Mike one more season, but I dont want to see him get a multiyear contract.
Phil Hughes- Cant wait to see Phil and his glasses tomorrow. Again I think it depends on who they acquire but I don't think Phil should get a guaranteed spot in the rotation next season.
Alfredo Aceves: I think he has great stuff and should 100% get a spot in the rotation, even if he is 35.