So, approximately 72 hours after I was speculating that we weren't going to get anything done at the Winter meetings, Cashman promptly sticks that idea in my face and goes on to nab the top two pitching prizes on the market.
I like the focus. When the team went on its WS binge the last time it was built on pitching - not hitting (although from a hitting standpoint, it truly is not all that bad as it still is a lineup that has names like A-Rod, Jeter, Nady, Cano, and Posada)
From where I stand, this is how I'm seeing the pitching situation for '09:
Starting Rotation: Sabathia, Wang, Burnett, Aceves/Chamberlain/Hughes
Bullpen: Rivera, Sanchez, Marte, Coke, Bruney, Albaladjedo
Expendable or Minor League Reserves: Kennedy, Wright, Milton, Cox, Ramirez, Robertson, and Veras
Will Chamberlain be a starter or back to being the the monster set up guy? What do you see differently?