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Phil Hughes and Mark Melancon: The Yankees’ Bailout Plan

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The trend for the Yankees in recent seasons has gone like this: Put together a team filled with 30-somethings, get off to a slow start, call up young players for an “infusion of youth,” and play better baseball. In 2005, Robinson Cano and Chien-Ming Wang were big factors as the Yankees roared to a 95-win season after starting 11-10.

Mekly Cabrera did “all the little things” for the Yankees in 2006, including improving their outfield defense noticeably.

2007 was all about Joba Chamberlain becoming the eighth inning savior ahead of Mariano Rivera, that is until the midges struck in the ALDS against Cleveland.

If Tuesday night’s 11-0 win over Detroit is any indic...

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