Girardi Not Certain Hughes is a Starter in 2010

Joe Girardi was honored by the March of Dimes as he took home the “Sportsman of the Year” award at a luncheon yesterday. Before the ceremony he spoke with reporters and Mark Feinsand of the Daily News passed on some of those quotes.

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The best amoung them was probably the admission that though he sees right hander Phil Hughes as a starter, his role in 2010 depends on the outcome of this winter.

“A lot of our decisions will be based on what we do this winter,” Girardi said. “We still consider him a starter, but his role could depend on what we do this winter.”

  • He said that the Yankees are trying to get younger, but he’s not sure if they’re going to be able to achieve that.
  • They’re “very interested” in Andy Pettitte, but noted that they, “still have to fill spots in the rotation.”
  • He said wherever Roy Halladay goes he’s going to have a, “significant impact.”
  • He mentioned that he’s unsure he’s going to be able to have the same offense in 2010 and said that he is worried and concerned about it.
  • But he’s not worried that he’s not getting a contract extension.
  • And he cautioned that it’s going to take some time for deals to happen this winter.

To read the entire quotes checkout Blogging the Bombers.

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