And I'm not saying he will be by any stretch. It's just funny how a player instantly declines as soon as he's a Yankee.
As a ranger fan, you should know better.
Nash was the prize commodity till the Rangers landed him. Then he is overpaid and on the downhill.
25 NHL fan bases were drooling over the possibility of signing Lundqvist, now he isnt worth it and he isnt elite.
Any player coming to New York is going to get crapped on, because everyone wants to hate on this city. Hell, Eli Manning as two superbowl MVPs and everyone outside New York claims they wouldnt even take him as a backup.
Pineda will be the #5 to start the season but he can quickly move into the 3 slot if he can get back to the level he was at with the Mariners. Maybe even a #2 depending on how Kuroda and CC do.
To me, Pineda is the bigger wildcard than Tanaka. If Pineda can get into the top-3 rotation, which his talent says he can, that is a pretty deadly starting rotation. You basically have a decent #1 followed by four guys who can be #2s on a lot of teams in this league.