Phil Hughes did well in the Arizona Fall League and I feel like he might be worth a shot again this season. He said he was feeling good physically and in control of his pitches. I think he earned himself another chance with the Yankee Brass. (Check out his season stats here.)
However, Pettitte should have the spot if he wants it, but I still feel as if he is not worth $10 Million/year. He deserves one more year – but only if he really wants it. If someone is willing to offer him more money and he wants it – good for him – maybe he needs money cause his investments tanked…who knows?
Either way, Hughes will end up getting a chance. If he ended up starting the season at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, at some point in the season, one of the starters will have to miss a start and Hughes would be the first called up.