Mike Mussina is rumored to miss his next start under the guise of "working out some fundamentals" or "rest". While that may be true, the next time you'll be seeing him is very likely out of the bullpen. If he resists this move, he'll be dropped from the post season roster.
Yankee coaches and management wish to move Moose (ERA of 18 last 2 games, and above 5 on the season) to the pen for middle relief and bring up another starter from SWB for a look (can it get worse?). The pitchers in question to replace Mussina are Kei Igawa, Steve White, or Ian Kennedy.
Joe Torre not surprisingly is opposed to this and wishes to stick with his guy because he trusts him. One of the reasons players like Torre so much is his loyalty - that he is, and is loyal to a fault in my opinion.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, I for one am in favor of moving Moose or designating him for assignment.
In Other News: The individual who plays the role of Crash Davis is getting married this weekend. I will be in attendance, which means blogging may be down for a few days. Let's hope for some Yankee wins, Seattle losses, that Boston has an outbreak of the plague, and that Crashes' feet don't get cold!