Yankee Nation, it is over. In a move that cannot be explained by logic or reason, Brian Cashman has given the nod for Carl Pavano to return to pinstripes and take the hill for Saturday's start at Baltimore.
We won't go into Pavano's stats, no need to. He is simply the WORST aquisition ever by a major league baseball team. He's been paid around ten million dollars a year to do nothing but complain, rehab and lie about being in a car accident.
As a die hard Yankee fan, I thought you should hear it here first. The 2008 season for the New York Yankees is done. Nothing saves this mess. Jeter can't. A-Rod can't. Moose, Andy, nice efforts, appreciate it, but, nada. Damon, you're a ballplayer, sorry it ends this way. Here's the scoop from Wikipedia:
Carl Anthony Pavano (born January 8, 1976 in New Britain, Connecticut) is a pitcher for the New York Yankees. Pavano is known for being injury-prone, spending the majority of the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons on the disabled list, and having his work ethic questioned by teammates.
In spring training in 2007, Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina said that Pavano needed to prove that he wanted to pitch for the team. Mussina said he does not believe he is the only Yankee who feels this way. "It didn't look good from a player's and teammate's standpoint," Mussina said of Pavano's injuries. "Was everything just coincidence? Over and over again? I don't know." Manager Joe Torre explained that the amount of work Pavano needed to do in repairing his clubhouse image was "sizable."
Bottom line, Carl Pavano, the Yankees DO NOT WANT YOU BACK. Cashman might, but he could be the next to go. Who knows what goes thru the minds of fools. Cashman is giving you your last chance for a "I told you so" moment. Anything less than a perfect game will be a disaster. But don't worry, you've already been that. Excuse me, we are rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.