A note on the rotation from Joe Girardi in today’s press conference via Chad Jennings:
What happens to the pitcher who doesn’t win the No. 5 spot in the rotation? “I would envision that they go to the bullpen,” Girardi said. He would like to have that rotation spot decided by March 25, but he’s willing to let the competition continue into the final week if necessary. Girardi also stressed that it’s not all about spring statistics.
I didn’t get to listen to the press conference, but it sounds like Girardi agrees with me about not weighting spring training statistics so much in the Joba/Hughes decision.