Relief appearances: 23%
He won't pitch at all for the Yankees in 2009: 17%
I voted last Sunday that Hughes would make more relief appearances than starts. But because of all of the roster moves that have been made over this past week, I am jumping on the Hughes as a starter bandwagon.
The Yankees have so much depth in their bullpen, and I believe that the heavy competition will keep everyone on their toes. Hughes will be much more valuable to the Yankees as a starter in the long run. Just last year, he was almost traded for Johan Santana. I'm not giving up on this guy yet.