It’s Time To Trade Phil Hughes

I am hoping to the Mets, maybe for Marlon Byrd?

Big Apple Baseball Blog

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It seems to be all but a foregone conclusion that Phil Hughes will not be brought back next season, and with his spot in the rotation currently in jeopardy, why not look to trade him now?

The Yankees have a set core of starters with CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda. The other two slots are currently being filled by David Phelps and Phil Hughes. Phelps has not been dominant himself, but the 26-year-old has done his job and kept the Yankees in ball games with a 5-4 record and 4.01 era splitting time between the bullpen and the starting rotation. Hughes has had an inconsistent season, to say the least. He is just 3-6 on the year with 5.09 era.

Ivan Nova was recently recalled from AAA and pitched well in his first start since returning. Nova pitched 6.2 innings against Tampa on Sunday allowing three runs with seven strike…

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