Originally written October 29, 2012 on Lady At The Bat:
After looking at the outfield and the infield, here's a look at the starting rotation (both actual and would-be starters) and some thoughts on what the Yankees should do with it going forward:Freddy GarciaPhil HughesHiroki KurodaDerek LoweIvan NovaAndy PettitteDavid PhelpsMichael PinedaCC SabathiaThe Freddy Garcia Era has ended.Phil Hughes, who is eligible for arbitration, should be given one more chance in 2013. If he doesn't  take that chance and run with it, it will be time to say goodbye.I would give Hiroki Kuroda a one-year deal. He will be 38 years old in 2013 and anything more than one year would be crazy.Derek Lowe is on the decline, in my opinion. He wants to start, so let him do it elsewhere.I am not ready to give up on Ivan Nova just yet. He had a bad sophomore season, which doesn't mean his third year in the Majors will be a bust.Andy Pettitte was a feel-good story in 2012 but who's to say it will feel just as good in 2013? I don't want to take a chan...
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