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September 30, 2007

Yankees To Carry 11 Pitchers In ALDS

You know that Chamberlain, Clemens, Farnsworth, Hughes, Mussina, Pettitte, Rivera, Vizcaíno and Wang will be on the team. That's nine.

This means that Torre and Cashman will pick two from the following: Britton, Bruney, Igawa, Ohlendorf, Ramírez, Veras and Villone.

I have a feeling that Villone is a lock - being a lefty and someone who can go long in a blow-out.

This leaves one spot between Britton, Bruney, Igawa, Ohlendorf, Ramírez, and Veras.

It's not going to be Igawa, for sure. It will be a choice among the right-handed RPs: Britton, Bruney, Ohlendorf, Ramírez, and Veras.

Knowing Torre, and watching who he has been using lately, in Joe's mind, it's probably either Bruney, Ramírez, or Veras. If it's Torre's say that is the final vote, I bet Joe takes Ramírez.

That's a shame, because, Ohlendorf could be a sleeper here - much like Mo Rivera in the 1995 ALDS.

And, let's watch Bruney's reaction to being left off the roster. It could mark the end of his Yankees' career.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at September 30, 2007 08:59 AM

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And, let's watch Bruney's reaction to being left off the roster. It could mark the end of his Yankees' career.
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I think his inability to throw strikes may lead to the end of his Yankees career.

Is Olhendorf even available? I know people bring up the "K-Rod rule" but I don't think the Yanks can pin their hopes on the fickleness of technicalities. But, yeah, I'd take Ohlendorf.

No Kennedy?

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2007 10:20 AM

Kennedy is not able to pitch, as far as I know. And, yes, the K-Rod rule allows the Yankees to pick who they want.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2007 10:53 AM

hughes should pitch game 4...

Posted by: Corey [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2007 12:00 PM