Jon Heyman spoke to GM Brian Cashman about the team’s pitching woes (5.93 ERA, worst in the bigs), and he said the Yanks can not seriously consider Pedro Martinez or Paul Byrd as options until they pitch somewhere and show something. That’s the nice of way os saying that their reputation means squat, and they have to prove they can still get big leaguers out. Pedro has a 4.99 ERA & 1.54 ERA WHIP in 25 starts over the last two years, while Byrd has a 4.73 ERA, 1.45 WHIP & 4.3 K/9 in 62 starts over the same span. This news from Heyman shouldn’t come as much of a shocker, but if nothing else it’ll make me sleep a little easier.
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