The New York Yankees: Who Should Be Pitching the Subway Series

Avery DeckerAnalyst IJune 28, 2008

The New York Yankees have the highest salary of any team in the MLB. Brian Cashman, the GM of this great franchise tries to make the Yankees as good as they can be. You would think with a huge team salary, he would be able to go out and buy players, what the Yankees do best.

But the Yankees and Brian Cashman should be ashamed of themselves.

This franchise, with all the money they will ever need, has a terrible pitching staff. Yes, you cannot blame them because Wang went down. Big deal. Yes, he's good, but you have to get over it.

The Yankees then have Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte. Two pitchers who are way past the prime of their careers. Yes, Mussina got off to a good start this season, but do you think it's going to continue? And Andy Pettitte? I have nothing to say about a man who uses steroids. He used them, and he is still horrible. 

Then, against the Mets this weekend, the Yankees throw these guys onto the field. The first game on Friday was thrown by Dan Geise. Who? Yes, Dan Geise. Game two on Friday was thrown by the drunk of baseball, Sidney Ponson, who pitched well, but it was one game. On Saturday, the Yankees will have Pettitte throw, and then Sunday the Yankees will go with Darrel Rasner.

The Yankees need to be throwing better pitchers out there. You can't keep having Geise, Rasner, and Ponson be everyday pitchers. The Yankees will not survive the season with those three as regular starters.

The only good starter the Yankees really have is Joba Chamberlain. But the Yankees cannot lean on him to carry the team; he is still new to starting games. 

I think the New York Yankees and Brian Cashman should be utterly humiliated and embarrassed.