So Carl might begin the season on the DL, according to reports this morning. I guess this is just more good news for YF, seeing as the rest might do Pavano some long-term good. On the other hand, being HEALTHY would probably be better news, but who am I to nitpick. I imagine I would have been slaughtered by commenters on this website if I claimed that "we’re excited that Manny and Schill aren’t healthy, as they’ll be excellent May additions to the club". And at what point does the Yankees’ (and some of their fans’) nonchalance with regards to Pavano’s health problems turn into genuine concern? This is a $40M pitcher we are talking about, not a mid-price, mid-rotation kind of guy. Lastly, I wonder if Pavano is suffering from the Dizzy Dean effect, where one injury leads to another compromised body part, a cascade nearly impossible to reverse without serious changes to one’s pitching style and/or abilities. Can the Yankees can ever really count on a return to 2003 form?