23 Mar 2008
Sorry for making you throw up a bit there, but after today I think we have to seriously consider the thought of Kei Igawa as the long man in the pen. Start with this confirmation from Peter Abraham about the candidates for the long guy. Then, take a look at Chad Jennings’ report about today’s action. Add in the fact that the Yankees have $46 million invested in Igawa and you have to assume he has a real shot at breaking camp with the team.
Think about it, Karstens has blown up the past few weeks and while Rasner has been better, Igawa has the lower ERA. Then, think about Andy Pettitte’s back and you have to assume Igawa is a real possibility.