Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/29/12
The pendulum started with the Yankees up and the Red Sox down. It's now swung the other way. The weight that is pulling New York down is none other than its well-staffed starting rotation. "It's a friggin' mess right now,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com on Sunday. Coming out of spring training, the Yankees looked to be in good shape, with ace CC Sabathia welcoming newcomer Hideki Kuroda for the 1-2 punch. Ivan Nova hadn't lost in a baker's dozen, and Phil Hughes was just a couple of years past an 18-win season. Freddy Garcia...

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