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Yankees: In Hughes We Trust

The message is clear from the Yankee organization. In Hughes we trust. Phil Hughes has received total backing from the organization despite his numerous injuries in 2004. With the polish of a college arm and outstanding raw stuff, the Yankees plan to let Hughes steamroll through the system with total faith in their prize pitching prospect.

You can't quite call 2004 a disappointment concerning Phil Hughes' performance, but it certainly was a slight letdown considering how high everyone's hopes were. He was limited to only five innings pitched in the Gulf Coast League but that hasn't taken any of the luster off the Yankee draft prize. In fact, it has been said that those five innings were as impressive as any innings pitched during...

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