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Posted by: nwyankees on Feb 3, 2011 at 05:03:50 PM

Even though Andy Pettitte is retiring, and the Yankees will truly miss him in the rotation, the Yankees still have starting pitchers capable of holding their own until the trading deadline.

They will be without his patented stare down, has always clutch play in big-time games, and one of the best pick-off moves of all-time, but he is retiring in a classy way.  He is not continuing to play past when he is still productive and is retiring before Spring Training which is what a former Yankee was not able to do. It was unfortunate that Cliff Lee choose to pitch for the Phillies instead of the Yankees, but they were wise to sign Freddy Garcia and even Bartolo Colon to minor league contracts.  Since there were not many free agents worth signing it made sense to gamble low even though

Posted by: nwyankees on Jan 24, 2011 at 04:59:31 PM

Even though the Yankees will probably not be able to acquire a marquee name before the start of the regular season, they should strongly consider signing a pitcher who can be relied upon to post a solid ERA and pick up about 10 wins. As of now, CC Sebathia and Phil Hughes are the only ones that can truly be relied upon, since nobody really knows if AJ Burnett will be dominant or completely wild from start-to-start.

Those are the top three in the rotation right now, which is basically set in stone and then Ivan Nova and Sergio Mitre will come next. One of those two should not be in the rotation come opening day. Mitre should be moved to the long relief role because that is a role where he can truly benefit the team. Since the Yankees have signed Rafeal Soriano as their bridge to Rivera,