Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Bronx Is All Wet.....Paps Back To The Rotation?

A wet Bronx has moved back last night's game to Sunday, forcing the Red Sox and the Yankees to have to play two consecutive day night doubleheaders. At this point in the season, it can't hurt us. And the radar looks good for baseball today, with Sunday looking even better. There will be baseball. There will NOT be any celebrating by the Yankee club. Over our dead bodies.
Jonathon Papelbon gave the indication yesterday that he will be a part of the 2007 rotation. He more than hinted, he came right out and said it. And Keith Foulke said it is his desire to get his body back into pre-2004 form. That remains to be seen, but I'm rooting for him. As for Paps, it will be next to impossible to replace him, and events leading up to first pitch '07 will put his future role into clear focus. My thoughts? If Foulke can turn back the hands of time, great! If not, the club has two choices. One, trade for a closer. Two, put Paps back into the role he thrived in. Time will tell. If the plan is for Paps to go into the rotation, the circumstances much be just right or this club has no rosy future. Plans change. That's the way it is.

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