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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 4, 2011 at 12:19:43 PM

Ivan Nova cruised into Spring Training in search of a permanent spot in the Yankees’ starting rotation. The Yankees portrayed the competition as Nova and three others wrestling for the final two spots in the rotation. It was Nova against Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon and Sergio Mitre. Or was it?

Unless Nova had a brutal spring, I thought that he was a cinch to be the fourth starter. The Yankees were confident enough in Nova to start him as they pushed for a postseason spot. Since the Yankees were impressed with Nova, it was logical to believe that he would have had to flop to get shoved aside. He didn’t fizzle and will make his first start of the season against the Twins on Monday night.

Regardless of how intense the competition was or wasn’t, Nova felt that he was ensconced