Assuming the Yanks sign Igawa the Yanks starting options going into 2007 are:
You can add Hughes and Sanchez as potential mid-season call-ups. My question is: Does this mean Pavano is on the way out? There’s a lot of depth there, but as Sox fans know, you can never be too safe. Still, Pavano is making a good deal of money that the Yanks would probably like to get off the books. He’s considered talented, has won 20 games once, and given the free agent market for pitching, his contract, well his contract isn’t too awful. Remember: Gil Meche is getting paid $55 million for the next five years. Pavano has two years left on his deal at a similar rate. Might a team looking for starting pitching agree to take on Glass Carl? It seems like the Yanks could be dumping his contract soon.