Lots of Yankee stuff today, including two questions (draft related) from our own Mike A.
Jesse G. (Bourne, MA): How much of the Yankees injuries so far can be attributed to their now fired coach for “performance enhancement?” How important are the stretching routines that players use from team to team?
Â Keith Law: I do believe that most hamstring/groin injuries are preventable with proper conditioning and stretching. Whether the Yankees had that or not, I couldn’t say, but I do believe that there is some responsibility on the coach when there’s a run of similar injuries like this.
brendan, providence: after the first month who do you think is the best team in baseball? i gotta say the red sox. and with the yankees finally having some bad injury luck is this the year their playoff run ends?
Â Keith Law: Yes, I’d say the Sox are the best team in baseball right now. I wouldn’t count the Yankees out this early. Too much season left to be played, and their offense is still outstanding.
Brian Cashman: Hi Keith. Who should I dip into in my farm system in the short run for Hughes’s spot? Clippard? Please tell me the best available pitcher for a month or so and why. Thanks.
Â Keith Law: If you’re staying internal, Clippard isn’t just the best option, he might be the only one. And I’m not very confident in him either – fringy stuff guy who survives on command, the type of pitcher that doesn’t usually succeed right away in the majors.