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New York Yankees: 2014 Pitching Rotation Is All Set

English: CC Sabathia

English: CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The NY Post confirmed that New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has named Michael Pineda the fifth starter in the rotation at least for now.

So it seems that the Yankees starting pitching rotation is all set for the 2014 season.

CC Sabathia will get the ball when the season opens in Houston vs. the Astros next Tuesday, which was kind-of presumed anyway.

Here is the 2014 Yankees one through five:

1. CC Sabathia

2. Hiroki Kuroda

3. Ivan Nova

4. Masahiro Tanaka

5. Michael Pineda

This is a group Yankees fans should be stoked, as it has all the parts to be one of the best starting rotations in the Bigs in 2014.

Adding Pineda was the right move, as he out-pitched Adam Warren and David Phelps, who will both, start the year in the bullpen.

Having Phelps and Warren as reliable long relievers that can slide into the rotation to spot start if need be is a nice cushion to have. Plus these two permit a starter to have a bad day without the added pressure of costing the team a win.

And down on the farm, one time top prospect Manny Banuelos hit 95mph on the gun this past weekend. With Banuelos starting to regain his strength on the hill again after missing two years due to injury only adds to this new-found pitching depth.

Twitter was a buzz with cheers over Pineda winning the last rotation spot, and a lot of praise for the Yankees starting rotation overall.

One Comment

  1. Higgie says:

    The rotation seems solid but everything is gold in spring training and on paper. Then the reality of the regular season sets in.