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Posted by: Michael on Mar 25, 2010 at 05:55:56 PM

Unless one counts the Japanese media following Hideki Irabu around in the late 1990's, there really hasn't been as microscopic look at what should transpire with the New York Yankees fifth starter spot.  Oh sure there was the 2003 battle between Jose Contreras and Jeff Weaver of recent memory, but never anything with as much juice as this.  Additionally when the fifth spot in the rotation is stirring up all of the commotion in Spring Training, that can only be a good sign moving forward.

Of course the Yankees could have easily gone with Alfredo Aceves or Sergio Mitre with this lineup and bullpen and penciled in 10-12 wins for either one.  And in the same breath in the short term the Yankees could have loaded up the bridge to Mo with more tolls than New Jersey by putting

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