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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:34 pm 
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Phil Hughes was selected Thursday as the New York Yankees' fifth starter, beating out Joba Chamberlain and three others.

"It was what I set out in the spring to do," Hughes said after manager Joe Girardi announced the decision. "I grew up a starter in high school, minor leagues, even my first couple partial seasons in the big leagues. It was something that I really wanted and I feel like I'm ready for the challenge and ready for the season that lies ahead. "

Girardi said Chamberlain will be given an opportunity to pitch out of the bullpen and is in the mix for the eighth-inning setup role for closer Mariano Rivera.

Chamberlain was at the Yankees' complex about an hour before Girardi revealed his decision and said, "You go with the flow. That's what I've done."

Hughes and Chamberlain spoke briefly at Steinbrenner Field.

"He just said 'congrats,' " Hughes said. "I think we all trust in the front office and the coaching staff to make the right decisions. We just get paid to go out and throw the ball. There's no bitterness or anything like that. We're all pulling for the same goal, to do what we did last year. The roles might be switched but we're pulling for each other."

Hughes made seven starts at the beginning of last season, then was moved to the bullpen after Chien-Ming Wang got hurt. Chamberlain was in the rotation during the regular season, then was shifted in the postseason to the relief role, which appeared to suit him better.

The other contenders were Sergio Mitre, Alfredo Aceves and Chad Gaudin, released earlier Thursday.

"I felt like everyone had been given an equal opportunity," Hughes said.

Gaudin, who turned 27 on Wednesday, will receive $725,410 in termination pay rather than the non-guaranteed $2.95 million salary he and the team agreed to in January to avoid salary arbitration.

New York acquired Gaudin from San Diego in August for cash, and he went 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in six starts and five relief appearances for the Yankees last season. He was on the roster for all three rounds of the postseason but appeared in just one game, a one-inning relief appearance against the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Championship Series.

Also, Alex Rodriguez declined comment for the second straight day on his pending meeting with federal investigators regarding his possible connection to a Canadian physician.

The Yankees third baseman is scheduled to meet with officials Friday in Buffalo, N.Y.


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 Post subject: Re: Hughes beats Chamberlin for 5th starter spot
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:48 am 
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so, the Yanks have burned their 7th innings man

I wouldn't have trusted Hughes or Chamberlain personally...I think we'll see Park there before May...which imo would be as bad, shame Wang couldn't have been retained :shrug:

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Is burning allowed in the US of A?

Can I nominate some people? :angel:

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It's a shame really, Joba was a brilliant starting pitcher.


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Hopefully what happens is Joba takes it well and dominates the 8th inning again in front of Mo. I think Aceves will get a lot of the 7th inning work.

Of course it all hinges on Hughes proving that he can handle being a starter which he hasn't done yet


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if they could get Joda 'over the hump' i think he could be a serious player but i fear he has too much 'youthful exhuberance' but he puts me in mind of Clemens still

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Yeah I think he'll do better out of the pen though. We need to sort out someone to take over for Mo soon anyway. If Joba can get back to throwing that fastball 97-100 like he was two years ago we'll be in business.

I'm more concerned with the lose of Damon tbh. He was a great fit in our lineup, Granderson is an upgrade defensively and running the bases, but he's terrible againist left handed pitching and he tends to swing for the fences too much.

Opening night is fast approaching though and I'll be making my first trip to the new ballpark on June 3rd


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Yeah I think he'll do better out of the pen though. We need to sort out someone to take over for Mo soon anyway. If Joba can get back to throwing that fastball 97-100 like he was two years ago we'll be in business.

I'm more concerned with the lose of Damon tbh. He was a great fit in our lineup, Granderson is an upgrade defensively and running the bases, but he's terrible againist left handed pitching and he tends to swing for the fences too much.

Opening night is fast approaching though and I'll be making my first trip to the new ballpark on June 3rd


Three game series v Boston starting next Sunday. :drool:

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The Yanks will be 5 games back by May 1st.... always are :coffee:

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The Yanks will be 5 games back by May 1st.... always are :coffee:


So true :coffee:


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Resurrection Joe wrote:
The Yanks will be 5 games back by May 1st.... always are :coffee:


Remember PMing you last season in disarray because Boston won the first 4 v Yankees. :tap:

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Reedo wrote:
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The Yanks will be 5 games back by May 1st.... always are :coffee:


Remember PMing you last season in disarray because Boston won the first 4 v Yankees. :tap:


it's a snicker not a marathon :wink:

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The Yanks will be 5 games back by May 1st.... always are :coffee:


Remember PMing you last season in disarray because Boston won the first 4 v Yankees. :tap:


it's a snicker not a marathon :wink:


The baseball season is the marathon of all marathons a lot can happen in a 162 games. You can't win the world series in April, they say.


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my Jason Heyward drafts lookin kinda cool atm... cute little final draft pick :cool:

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my Jason Heyward drafts lookin kinda cool atm... cute little final draft pick :cool:


Yeah he made the team so he'll start the season playing right field and probably batting 6th but he's probably better hitting 3rd but i doubt he'll get there this year with possible hall of famer Chipper Jones batting there


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my Jason Heyward drafts lookin kinda cool atm... cute little final draft pick :cool:


Yeah he made the team so he'll start the season playing right field and probably batting 6th but he's probably better hitting 3rd but i doubt he'll get there this year with possible hall of famer Chipper Jones batting there

:lol: like Chipper won't be on the DL by June

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my Jason Heyward drafts lookin kinda cool atm... cute little final draft pick :cool:


Yeah he made the team so he'll start the season playing right field and probably batting 6th but he's probably better hitting 3rd but i doubt he'll get there this year with possible hall of famer Chipper Jones batting there

:lol: like Chipper won't be on the DL by June


Fair point there :lol:


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Resurrection Joe wrote:
my Jason Heyward drafts lookin kinda cool atm... cute little final draft pick :cool:

Mr. Heyward is currently 1 for 1 with 3 run homer


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What a hit too. :fonz:

PM'd Joe when it went over, forgot about this thread.

I'll wait for Joe to make a proper MLB one.

The Braves are on fire here.

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oh yeah the Yankees burned their 7th inning guy & the bridge collapsed

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