Who would have guessed in April that our best pitcher, our most consistent starter, our top Cy Young vote getter, our best shot at a 20 win starter would be Moose?
I read somewhere this morning that in his last 20 starts Moose's era is like 2.85 (I'm writing this on the train on my Blackberry). That's not good, it's a #1 kinda starter number!
So assuming the transformation continues and Moose wins 20 for the 1st time with an era for the season under 4; do we re-sign him?
The Yanks WILL get CC Sabathia. So that would put the following in line for a starting spot come spring-
7 viable, potentially front of the 'ro starters. This season has gone a long way toward yet again proving the adage that you can't have too much pitching. 7 starters might seem nuts, but how nice would it have been this year to have a couple of capable arms at the ready?
Even if he is lights out the rest of this year, IPK could be stashed at SWB as insurance. That would leave 6 starters. None of those 6 belong anywhere near the 'pen, either. It's not like we can stash Andy or Wang or Moose as a long man until we need him!
What Ikky does for the rest of the season will have a major impact on whether the Yanks look to re-sign Moose.
While I am very appreciative of Moose's Yankee career, 2008 should probably be his last in pinstripes.