This season the Yankees will be running the American League East and they won't have to worry about their pitching being a repeat of last years rotation. They had C.C Sabathia and Ivan Nova, but other than that, they had no one. They watched as A.J Burnett and Phil Hughes once again did nothing all year and their off-season pickups of Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia held up just long enough to book their ticket for a first round exit.
However, the Bronx Bombers have a new look this year. A look that may be the answer to get us back to October baseball. That new look consists of a baby and and old geezer trying to stay in the game.
The Yankees came out of nowhere late in the off-season and got a 23-year-old gun slinger in Michael Pineda in a blockbuster deal with the Seattle Mariners which saw them deal away future rookie of the year Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi who showed a lot of promise for the pinstripes.
The second pickup they made this year was also late in the off-season just about a week after the Pineda deal they dug into their pockets and came out with a 37-year-old Japanese man by the name of Hiroki Kuroda.
Both pitchers have brought a lot of excitement to Yankee fans and the regular season hasn't even started yet! This team seems like it's going to be a fun team to watch in 2012!
To end the off-season, the Yankees finally made the move all fans were begging for: release A.J. Burnett. The Yankees recently shipped Burnett off to Pittsburgh for two no name prospects and, without even being there a week, Mr. Burnett has already managed to break his face in a bunting drill.
Now that the Yankees have this massive amount of talent in their rotation they should be able to win the World Series, right? Only time will tell, so without further adieu, here are your New York Yankees 2012 projected rotation and stats.