Found March 25, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
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The New York Yankees have some pitching situations to solve. I have narrowed it down to three or four possibilities based on what I believe the 2012 Opening Day rotation should be, which in order is Sabathia, Kuroda, Pineda, Nova and Hughes. My crazy pitching diagram. First being the plethora of starting pitching. That leaves Freddy Garcia hanging out to dry, and initially I thought Garcia should go the bullpen but now since he is willing to hear any trade ideas that GM Brian Cashman should send Garcia hiking. Second up is Andy Pettitte’s return, and what to do when the southpaw decides to grace us with his presence again. Someone has to go either the bullpen, or more likely Triple-A Scranton as it allows the cast-off to keep his arm fresh by pitching every five days. This should not be decided until Pettitte and the Yankees set a date. And the odd-man should not be told he is out until the day before Pettitte arrives. Determining ‘who’ should be performance based, so the biggest l...
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