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FOXSports.com's senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal has the latest news in this week's edition of 'Hot Corner'
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I just think channel it's time for another edition of the hot corner I am pleased to be joined by Fox Sports Net com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal. And on Wednesday commissioner Bud Selig was asked about Melky Cabrera winning the National League batting title and his response was. I'll see how it plays out. Like the commissioner won't -- suspended Cabrera from the award. And yet another black eye for baseball. It is to some degree the batting title Chelsea is not exactly something that's third national debate in most instances. But at the same time this is something that need to be corrected in corrected in time for next season. I agree with the -- that can't be changing rules in the middle of -- season it leads to too many questions to bad precedent follow. But the same time why not change the rule this off season and I would change it frankly -- to wait. Won the I is someone who qualified for the batting title with out getting the required 502 plate if it's ridiculous that will never should have been changed if you don't know what it is it's basically a guy who -- eight point 99 plate appearances. If his athletes in the league average if you give him three outs to get the 502. And he is the batting title. That's how Milton is going to win this batting title well. Number required -- spot to be to be 50 to period now the other thing is pretty easy to correct as well. Player is suspended for violating baseball's drug policy during the season. And he simply should not be eligible for an individual title or any individual war. Bingo that would take cure this problem it would solve it in the future. I don't know that you can do it now I don't think you can do it now it would not be right. But the same time you got that corrected and future. The Yankees got a huge boost on Wednesday as Andy Pettitte pitched five innings in his return from a broken play. They did this for New York. It's pretty healthy and frankly too big considering that Andy -- is forty years old and the Yankees should not be relying on him to this degree but. At this point of the season they are. Actually it's been a good week for the Yankees know this or on Saturday it was excellent that was very encouraging for him coming off the disabled list. And -- heading showing that he again can be very competitive. That gives them two starters that they didn't have a week ago. There's no question about CC sabathia but the guy who wrote who has pitched well and got Phil Hughes who has pitched well. So it. Is this a dominant rotation -- the policy as well -- and if the Yankees you know in the division of course. They could get knocked out in one game now wild card game. But should they survive at least now they concede -- semblance of a competitive rotation into the division series and perhaps even beyond. He gave Brett Anderson left Wednesday night's game with a strained oblique what does this mean for Oakland's rotation. Certainly they don't want to lose Brett Anderson and an -- -- is never a good thing Chelsea usually cost players much more than one start. Brett Anderson is the one guy in that rotation who is not a rookie. We went four years old and younger than Tommy Malone but he probably would have been their choices are wild card and perhaps one of the division series. And now it appears that at least is in jeopardy. The guys going into the rotation Travis Blackley well he has had a great season for the days like almost all of the pitchers. You sort of a journeyman and had been before this season. Still they have the fourteenth who performed really well but I worry about the -- even after their win on Thursday against the Tigers. Don't worry because and other let's go to new York and then they must go to Texas four games. As a situation Texas in particular that can chew up a pitching staff. Nothing is going to miss the playoffs I'm not certain that the Angels can grab it from them but at the same time you'd much rather have Brett Anderson did not. I can thanks -- -- -- don't forget foxsports.com. Had it covered for all you based on need expert Ken Rosenthal I'm shall we can't all. --