New York Yankees: Why Ivan Nova Will Lead Them in Wins in 2012

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New York Yankees: Why Ivan Nova Will Lead Them in Wins in 2012
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It's a little too easy to say CC Sabathia would lead the team in wins.  So instead, I'm gonna say Ivan Nova could be the one to do that feat.  A little far-fetched, I know, but Spring Training brings all sorts of crazy predictions.

Sabathia is the consensus choice to lead the team in wins, so it's no fun to write about that.  Michael Pineda needs to adjust to the AL East and not pitching in Safeco Field.  Hiroki Kuroda came from the NL West, the exact opposite of the AL East.  Phil Hughes needs to pitch a full season in the majors first.

Nova was only a rookie last season, but he sure didn't act like it.  He won 12 of the last 16 games he started, going on an eight-game win streak in that time span.

So out of all the Yankee pitchers not named CC Sabathia, Nova seems to be the best bet to win the most games.  Here's why.

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