Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Michael Pineda Out For Season
This can't look good for GM Brian Cashman. Cash didn't have the balls to go out and get Yu Darvish (who shut out the Yankees yesterday) due to his prior free agent miscues involving Japanese pitchers (Irabu, Igawa, etc). Pineda began to tire out during the second half of last season and his velocity dropped off, but Cash claims his MRI was "clean" coming into spring training. I really hope that's true, considering he shipped out his top prospect for what looks to be damaged goods.
No worries though Yankee fans. The Yanks had no depth in the rotation last year whatsoever, so I don't think this will be a problem. As long as C.C. can win 20 games and Nova can somewhat replicate last year's season, the Yanks pitching staff will be be fine.