You don’t have to go home…
Mike Mussina seemed like he was in absolutely no hurry to leave the clubhouse on Wednesday, hanging around to discuss everything under the sun after he beat the Twins for his 13th victory of the year.
OK, maybe he was killing time before fighting gridlock — but maybe Mussina is beginning to realize just how leaps and bounds ahead of everyone’s predictions he really is. Joe Girardi said that you could make a really good case for Mussina being the Yankees’ 2008 MVP so far, and 13 wins is nothing to sniff at.
The Bombers are a season-high 11 games over .500 as they get ready to savor the off-day before heading up to Boston on Friday. This recent run has to solidify some of the thinking as July 31 draws nearer. It took six straight wins out of the All-Star Break, but suddenly the AL East is wide open for the Yankees, despite all of the problems we’ve gone over time and time again on this blog.
What I’m saying is, don’t start printing the playoff t-shirts just yet, but Brian Cashman has to ponder long and hard about if and when he can upgrade this roster with outside reinforcements. I don’t think you can argue that they’ve earned it.