Yankees willing to gamble on young arms
The path to the postseason is clear and unfettered, say the Yankees, who've made it obvious how they intend to get there: It's that nuclear offense, which is leading the American League in virtually every category. Fresh off a seven-game outburst against the White Sox and Royals, the Bombers scored 74 runs with no letup in sight.But that's not to say the Yankees have abandoned what used to be an organizational badge of honor: the starting rotation. The addition of rookie Phil Hughes, along with the expected promotion of Triple-A right-hander Joba Chamberlain, suggests the Bombers not only still value pitching, but are willing to gamble on talented, if not inexperienced, kids down the stretch. "Things have changed the last couple of years; you can tell by the way we've drafted and how we've got a lot of great arms now," Hughes said over the weekend. "It's only a matter of time before that talent starts knocking on the door."