(Another big shout out to Swanny Duckson for a job well done)
I don't want to speak for Phil, but I'm sure he thanks all the people that helped make this possible, especially his parents for believing in him and telling him he could do whatever he wanted as long as he put his mind to it and never gave up.
Now that that’s over with, let's see what the kid can do. I feel confident that this is the year Hughes puts it all together, even if the Yanks have to get creative to manage his innings properly (we'll cover that later tonight). And if he struggles or gets hurt again, we already know the Yanks have plenty of viable options to plug in for him.