While Ian Kennedy may have earned another shot at a start - I don't think Phil made his case Tuesday night vs. the Tigers. Giving up 2 in the first. Having the good fortunes of the team to tie, only to turn around and let up 3 more is not the hallmark of a starting pitcher who is on his game. It is time to make a temporary move is it not? Send Hughes down to work on his mechanics, rebuild his confidence, and perhaps look to bring him back up around June or the Break. Give Karstens, Igawa, or Rassner a couple of turns. Who knows, if they end up doing well, perhaps they could be trade bait for something more meaningful down the road. I don't see a lot of downside in that consideration. Any thoughts?
Ross Ohlendorf is the man. He has the strength to go several innings - what about a turn in the rotation for him?
A-Rod to DL. Posada on the DL. Bruney on the DL. Wilson Betemit on the DL. We had trainer issues last year, I don't think this is a repeat of the situation this year. 27 games in 28 days is enough to put wear and tear on a body regardless of conditioning. Year and year out, I always find myself saying at the end of April - MLB has morons for schedulers.
Is there anyone more comforted with Barry Zito's struggles than Mike Hampton or Carl Pavano? It is great news to them for sure when they hear there is a new member to the "worst contract ever" debate.