With Boston only a half-game behind the Yanks and Toronto only two games back in third, it is very clear that the AL East will be a tight division. And even though both Detroit and Texas are comfortably in first place in their respective divisions, there is no doubt that the Angels, Twins, and White Sox will not simply concede the wild card to the East.
Because of this general competitiveness in the American League, and the wide distribution of talent among the teams, the Yankees can ill afford to give Wang many chances to hold onto his spot in the rotation. He must see instant success or the pressure will instantly be on the manager to make a move and right the proverbial ship. Such is the pressure of having "too much talent." Judging by the statistics it seems like Girardi has one half of the equation correct but it remains to be seen if he will use Hughes to save the team from what could ultimately be their downfall, regardless of what he does with the starting rotation