Lot’s to talk about with the many blogs about our favorite team give the articles a worthy read.
* An A-blog for A-Rod writes how Pettitte went from a luxury to a necessity.
* Bleeding Yankee Blue asks what happens if Hughes and Pettitte don’t pan out?
* Bronx Baseball Daily takes a look at the Yankees bench.
* New York Baseball Digest writes about how the Yankees could be a game changer for ESPN Radio.
* Pinstripe Alley looks into how to handle Freddy Garcia in the bullpen.
* River Ave Blues takes a look at the injured outfield.
* The Captain’s Blog writes despite historic pace in April, Yankees offense leaves fans wanting more.
* The Greedy Pinstripes take a look back at Joe Girardi’s career.
* The Yankee Analysts have the scouting report on tonight’s pitcher for the O’s Brian Matusz.
* Yanks Go Yard has the best of John & Suzyn from April.
Our week long series of ranking every position in the AL East with the starting pitchers continues.
Starting Pitcher #1
1. C.C. Sabathia, NYY
2. Jon Lester, BOS
3. David Price, TB
4. Ricky Romero, TOR
5. Zach Britton, BAL
Sabathia gets the edge over Lester due to being an absolute workhorse. Sabathia has averaged 226 innings per year compared to 211 for Lester over a much longer career. Sabathia has also outperformed Lester the last two years, with Lester being a big reason for Boston’s collapse last season. Last season, Sabathia had a 7.1 WAR and Lester had a 3.7 WAR. Price had a bit of a down year last year going 12-13, with a 3.49 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP. However, with his outstanding fastball and slider he should bounce back fine. Romero had a fabulous season last year going 15-11, with a 2.92 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP. Despite having a lesser year I will take Price in the long run over Romero. Britton came out firing for the O’s but fell off drastically. The Orioles at #5 on these pitching lists will be a pattern. Read the rest of this entry