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With Ian Kennedy, Did the New York Yankees Give Up Too Soon?

Yankees drafted Ian Kennedy in the first round of the 2006 draft, and by the end of the 2007 season he was not only pitching in the majors, but over three starts he was pitching brilliantly.

He pitched so well, in fact, that it earned him a spot in the 2008 rotation coming out of spring training. Kennedy struggled in the big leagues that year though and was sent back down to the minors.

The Yankees still had high hopes for him and called him back up in August, but after just two bad innings and a few wrong things said to the press after the game, it seemed like the Yankees had all but given up on him.

I felt like I made some good pitches,” he said. “I’m not too upset about it. What was it, a bunch of singles and three ...

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