For Michael Pineda, this year hasn’t been exactly ideal.
Showing up overweight to spring training, avoiding media, getting hurt and having surgery and then getting a DUI all have added up to a rough summer for the once-prized pitcher.
But all is not lost. In fact the only thing Pineda has actually lost is a year of baseball and most likely his driver’s license.
He hasn’t lost a game yet for the Yankees, but then again he hasn’t won one either.
So what can the young man do to reach the status of Yankee legends such as Andy Pettitte or David Cone?
I’m not sure.
What I am sure of, though, is that Pineda can salvage his career with the Bronx Bombers.
And here are six ways that young Michael can do it.