Word from ESPN is that the Yanks have pulled their offer for Johan Santana off the table. They’re out of the sweepstakes for good unless Hank changes his mind again. In other words, things have changed, but then again, maybe they haven’t.
If you’ve been following the rumors, there are signs that the Mets have taken the lead in the slow-speed walking race that this chase for Santana has become. That’s fine with me. If the Yanks are, in fact, out of it, then let’s go Mets! (F-A-N! followed by the jingle.) The Sox getting Santana would be pretty rough.
So let’s pretend that the Yanks are truly not getting Santana. How should the Yanks go about setting up their rotation? Andy Pettitte and Chien-Ming Wang will take the first two spots. Then you have the three young guys and Old Man Mussina. Joe Girardi has already nixed the idea of a six-man rotation. But the Big Three are surely going to need limits on their workloads–especially Hughes and Joba. So what do you say? If you’re the New Joe, what would you do?