Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Posted by el duque at 10:14 AM
There is rampant speculation that Cashman is showcasing him for a butcher block trade - for a Cliff Lee or a David Price. (Other prospects would certainly go, too.) Right now - at least until the Yankees screw him up - Severino is the jewel of our farm system. Frankly, I'm not even sure we should be hoping he pitches well at Trenton.
The best thing that might happen for all of us - long range - would be for him to strain a hammy and miss the next four weeks.
Yeah, OK... I am a prospect hugger. I make no bones about this. If you have five young pitchers, one of them might make it. But that's how you build a winning team. The 2014 Yankees cannot trade themselves into a pennant. All they can do is prolong the agony - think Alfonso Soriano - and seriously mess up the future.
Come on, hammy strain!