Alex Belth, Anthony McCarron, and I kick around the FA pitching options beyond CC Sabathia a bit more in this SNY.TV video segment. You always wish you could say more here, and for some reason I upped everyone's ages a bit. One point I had hoped to make was that GB pitchers like Lowe (and Wang) will suffer from the Yankee infield defense, as will Pettitte. A recurring theme for me in these segments is this: given the bad economy and the inherent risk of any FA pitcher acquisition, is the team better off spending $150 million on CC or half that much on a guy like Burnett? Certainly, now that Moose is off the table, Pettitte's return should be another foregone conclusion. (And there's another GB specialist.) Does the franchise need to spend the money on CC to be positive there's going to be at least one stud in the rotation should Chamberlain, Wang, or Hughes not emerge as one in the coming years? Some tough decisions for the team. If it were up to me, I'd choose between CC and Burnett (or Sheets, whom we did not discuss), pick up Pettitte for a year, and be done with it. Mark Pryor might also be an interesting reclamation project. More on Moose later.
Bronx Breakdown Redux: Lowe vs. Burnett
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