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Philling in for Pettitte?

28 Dec
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Recent rumors surrounding the Yankees 2009 pitching rotation claim that Brian Cashman is leaning towards giving Phil Hughes the No. 5 spot, instead of signing lefty veteran Andy Pettitte.

While we know that Cash isn’t a loyal reader of The Max, we’re assuming that somebody reading this knows somebody who knows somebody who might come in contact with the Yankees GM. If you are that person, please give Cashman these very important statistics: 
In 2008, Pettitte had 14 wins.
Also in 2008, you (yes, you the person reading this entry) tied Phil Hughes with the number of wins… ZERO. Here’s a list of some other notables that had just as many wins as Hughes. If you’re wondering, the goal of this exercise is to point out that Pettitte should be taking the mound at the new Stadium, not Hughes:
Tom Brady
Elmo
Ian Kennedy
Your mom
Marley from Marley & Me
Tony Romo’s likeability
Val Venis
Note: The above names also had 4 less losses than Hughes.