Found March 23, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The New York Yankees have CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes, Freddy Garcia and now Andy Pettitte, which leaves them with the same problem that trading AJ Burnett was supposed to solve, seven starters for five rotation spots. It is tough to complain about being overloaded with starting pitching especially after the Yankees had the opposite issue last spring, but it will be a tough decision for skipper Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild. THE LOCKS: 1) Obviously Sabathia, who Girardi confirmed would be opening the season at the dumpy Trop vs. the Rays. 2) Kuroda was named the team’s #2 from the get-go. 3) Pettitte has a rotation spot waiting for him, and that makes complete sense. It was nice to hear that Pettitte hit 94 mph in a bullpen session, but not that surprising. Before he hung up his mitt, the first time, the Southpaw was having a career year in 2010, fini...
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