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08:57 AM ET 07.30 | A solid outing by Ivan Nova could force the Yankees to re-insert him into the rotation for a struggling Phil Hughes, who is 1-2 in four starts since coming off the disabled list. In 21 1/3 innings, he has allowed 28 hits, nine walks and has a 5.49 ERA.

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July 30, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Uh oh.

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July 30, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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We need a #2Cash...quit jerking around and make a movenova, colon, hughes, garcia, aj are all # 3-5 startersIt is time to start using the prospects and upgrade......or BRING UP THE DAMN KIDS already and lets see what they got

Mark Prior still in the Yankees' farm system?

July 30, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Ubaldo's velocity is down and he has not been the same pitcher he was prior to the All-Star break last year. Best move the Yankees can make is to deal for Kuroda. Excellent ERA and WHIP and a proven winner. They would not have to give up nearly as much to get him, and he would make a nice addition to the rotation.

July 30, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ubaldo's velocity is down and he has not been the same pitcher he was prior to the All-Star break last year. Best move the Yankees can make is to deal for Kuroda. Excellent ERA and WHIP and a proven winner. They would not have to give up nearly as much to get him, and he would make a nice addition to the rotation.

Kuroda? Really?

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July 30, 2011  10:34 AM ET

If the Yankees get some legitimate MLB pitching then I'm worried as a BoSox fan. Somehow, the guys from the Bronx have hung around all season with one lights-out starter and the rest of the rotation being guess work.
It will kill them in the playoffs unless they get another stud pitcher.

July 30, 2011  10:35 AM ET

Let the Hughes experiment end. please.

July 30, 2011  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ubaldo's velocity is down and he has not been the same pitcher he was prior to the All-Star break last year. Best move the Yankees can make is to deal for Kuroda. Excellent ERA and WHIP and a proven winner. They would not have to give up nearly as much to get him, and he would make a nice addition to the rotation.

True, except that Ubaldo's velocity is back up the past two months & his stats show it. I know it's hard to keep up with games not on the eastern time zone, but baseball-reference.com is a great resource to use before opening your pie hole.

July 30, 2011  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Baldo has actually been better the last month or soand on ny where he'll be getting predictable run support....he's the guyKuroda, imo is a #3.....we dont need him

Kuroda would generously be a #3. I'm thinking more a #4 or #5. A career ERA+ of 111, leaves him as a slightly above average pitcher. To throw in Eastern Div bandboxes, you need a little more than that to be successful

July 30, 2011  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

We need a #2Cash...quit jerking around and make a movenova, colon, hughes, garcia, aj are all # 3-5 startersIt is time to start using the prospects and upgrade......or BRING UP THE DAMN KIDS already and lets see what they got

True, the chewing gum and bailing wire they are using has worked way beyond expectations. However, we all know that it won't last an entire season & will be especially unlikely to get the Yankees through the playoffs. The matchups against playoff team rotations are just not there.

July 30, 2011  11:07 AM ET

The Rockies want the farm for Ubaldo and Cashman would be a fool to make that trade- Montero, Banuelos, Betances AND Nova or even three of those...that's just dumb.

July 30, 2011  11:14 AM ET
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The Rockies want the farm for Ubaldo and Cashman would be a fool to make that trade- Montero, Banuelos, Betances AND Nova or even three of those...that's just dumb.

Risky, yes. Dumb, I'm not so sure. Ubaldo could be that #2 they need, but it's not a sure thing and never is. Remember when CC came in and everyone was saying he's too fat, he's pitched too many innings, and he'll wear out. Then they signed an up and down Burnett and thought he'd translate to a #2, when his history showed nothing but inconsistency. So, Ubaldo's not a CC..... he could be a Burnett..... but he could also be what Burnett was supposed to be. Want to roll the dice??

July 30, 2011  11:32 AM ET

Want to see a better pitcher come from a trade.

July 30, 2011  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Want to see a better pitcher come from a trade.

He may be the best available. Who would you want instead considering the market availability?

July 30, 2011  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Let the Hughes experiment end. please.

I know...this has Chien-Ming Wang written all over it! Who btw pitched great in his Nationals debut last night.

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July 30, 2011  11:55 AM ET
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I agree... Trade him while you can still get something back.

after that whole dead arm thing and his performance since, good luck with that.

 
July 30, 2011  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

after that whole dead arm thing and his performance since, good luck with that.

Last start wasn't too bad. Oakland start was.

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