Asked if he carried any deeper concerns, Mussina said: "That they're going to take me out of the rotation? Who were they going to replace me with?"
A part of me says, he's right. With Phil and Joba up, IPK at his innings limit and Ross Ohlendorf struggling to recover from his early injuries, the next best options are stop gaps at this point.
But a part of me says, Screw you Mike Mussina. No one in is bigger than the team, and if you don't produce you can ride the pine for the next month.