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Tuesday December 7th 2021


New York Yankees: Ivan Nova Outshines Phil Hughes in Every Way… Except Hype


Imagine, if you will, a scenario in which Phil Hughes had remained healthy all season, pitched to a 10-4 record with a 3.81 ERA and lost his job to a guy a year older than him, who was 2-3 with a 6.93 ERA, and who was at the very least fragile physically, if not mentally.

Talk about a Twilight Zone episode.

This is on the verge of happening, only in reverse. It is Hughes (25) who is on the verge of being awarded a job over Ivan Nova (24), despite the latter having SIGNIFICANTLY outperformed the former, across the board.

Look at win-loss record, ERA, WHIP, batting average against, innings pitched, innings per start, WAR, quality starts, ability to stay on the field and take the ball when called ...

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