I'm wondering if Brian Cashman is any good. He's busy trying to re-write his legacy heading into his contract year (loading the system with arms) but he is responsible for 3 of the 4 worst contracts in modern history (Giambi, Pavano, and Johnson) plus a handful of notable failing to retain situations. In case you're wondering what the worst modern contract was it was the Orioles signing of Albert Bell in my opinion.
I'm wondering about the pitching possibilities for 2008. I'm not endorsing anyone, I'm simply looking at the possibilities. Its possible, we could have a solid pitching staff. We've seen glimpses from Chamberlain, Kennedy, and Hughes. We know what to expect from Wang, Mussina, and Pettitte (if he plays). In addition to those six starters there is a guy named Steven White who is ready to go and make a push for the bigs. The bullpen has many names: Ramirez, Ohlendorf, Britton, Bruney, Henn, Sanchez, Farnsworth, and Mo (if he re-signs).
Then there's top draft pick Brackman, and starters that got some looks that didn't pan out in '07: Igawa, Karstens, Rassner, DeSalvo, Clippard, and Wright. Maybe one of those guys can be a Mendoza type.
Is it a case of quantity or quality?
I'm wondering if Old Prof will resist the temptation to mention the fictional J. Brent Cox in his comments anytime pitching is the topic.
Mike Cameron getting busted for roids makes me wonder how many more will get caught, and how many more will get implicated (Mitchell report).