Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Let the Debate Begin (again...)
So we are just 2 weeks out from pitchers and catchers reporting, and while the roster seems pretty much set, there are still a couple minor position battles out there. For instance, will Gardner or Granderson be in CF or LF. Who is the backup IF or OF or C. Oh yeah and that little position called the #5 spot. Is it Joba or Hughes or another from a cast of characters. Last spring we had the greatly debated Joba: Pen or Rotation. And it seems the media is picking right up on that again. Joel Sherman saying the Yankees would prefer Joba in the pen as Mo's setup man and "heir apparent". While I like Joba in that role, this essentially means last year was a wasted experiment that probably hinder his development rather than protect him. I think Hughes has better "starter stuff" and I hope he wins the battle. Joba belongs in the pen. So let the debate begin again...who's #5 and who's the heir apparent?