Archive for August 29th, 2007


Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Youth movement continues in the Bronx

Yankees Rumors & News

It’s a great day for all those New York Yankees fans who spend their time on blogs and message boards dissecting every move the team makes, or doesn’t make.

IPK is coming! IPK, in case you don’t know, is Ian P. Kennedy, the Yankees No. 1 pick in 2006. Fans on Yankee sites everywhere have been calling for Kennedy (12-3, 1.91 ERA at three minor league levels this season) to replace the struggling Mike Mussina in the Yankees rotation.

Now they get their wish, at least for Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay.

This is great news for those fans who have been demanding it. It’s also bad news for the rest of baseball.

That’s not because you can expect Kennedy to go all Joba Chamberlain on the rest of the league. Kennedy, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, is more like Mussina than he is Chamberlain.

The arrival of Kennedy, whether for one start or the entire month of September, is bad news for baseball because of what it signals — the Yankees deepening commitment to developing AND USING their …

Is The Moose Cooked?

Yankees Rumors & News

Is The Moose Cooked?: “Coming off two disappointing starts against the Angels and Tigers Mike Mussina had a lot to prove last night then proceeded to get stomped for six runs in three innings in Detroit.

Before the start Mussina was asked if he was worried about loosing his spot in the rotation and mockingly replied to the NY Post, ‘Who would they replace me with?’

The answer is not much of a joke anymore: Matt DeSalvo, Kei Igawa, Ian Kennedy, or Steven White.

With the Yankees fighting for their playoff spot every game is becoming increasingly important, which may force Torre’s hand in a very difficult decision.

‘There’s no time to lick your wounds,’ Joe Torre said in the NY Daily News. ‘We’ll sit down and talk about it (today) and see how he feels.’

Even the Moose himself is changing his tune. ‘If Joe thinks that somebody else can give us a lift or do the job better, that’s up to him,’ Mussina said in the Daily News.

While the Yankees fight for their …

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