May 10, 2011

Poll Results: Yankees can win East without Phil Hughes

poll results73In my latest poll, the majority of voters said the Yankees can still win the American League East without the young Phil Hughes in the rotation.

I expected a lot more from Hughes this year. In three starts, he was extremely ineffective. With 16 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings, memories of Chien-Ming Wang’s infamous start to 2009 came to mind. Now he is on the disabled list for the next six to eight weeks with a “dead arm.”

Bartolo Colon deserves praise for stepping in for Hughes. He lost last week to Texas, but will have an even tougher task this week when he faces the Red Sox.

Next poll: What’s your take on Derek Jeter?

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