The Yanks won a game this afternoon with a pair of 23-yr old righthanders doing pretty much all the heavy lifitng on the mound, just another example of how the Yanks are continuing to infuse youth into their roster. Ramiro Pena and Frankie Cervelli stepped up in a big way earlier in the year, and as Joel Sherman points out, having capable youngsters to fill in is part of the reason why the Yanks are climbing the standings while the Mets sink.
However, the Yanks still committed to over $400M in contracts over the winter, and Sherman wonders how they’ll react next winter, when the Matt Holliday and Jason Bay carrots (among others) are dangled in front of them. Me? I think Cashman has shown he’s committed to youth, but isn’t above opening the wallet for elite free agents. Holliday and Bay aren’t elite players to me. What about you?