Found March 01, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
The New York Yankees posted an AL Best record of 97-65 last year which was second only to Philadelphia in all of baseball. However, they were upended by the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS, primarily due to Detroit’s superior pitching staff. So the Yankees went into the off-season with a goal of shoring up their starting 5. Curtis Granderson They sent shockwaves across baseball when they traded for young, fireballing Michael Pineda from Seattle. This trade was different from most trades the Yankees make because they were acquiring a young player still on the rise. They usually trade for or sign established stars. On the same day they traded for Pineda, they also signed Hiroki Kuroda. Just like that they added two quality starters to their rotation and bolstered their hopes of not being out-dueled by another team’s pitching staff in the playoffs. [2012 MLB Preview Central] The Yankees can now roll with a starting 5 of CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova, Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes (...
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