The New York Yankees spent on a much smaller scale this offseason than what fans are used to, and there's a good possibility that they could be gearing up for a huge free-agent class next offseason.
While general manager Brian Cashman will be looking to improve in all areas, the starting pitching could potentially need a huge boost.
Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes will all be free agents following the 2013 season. Kuroda may decide to go back to Japan, Pettitte may retire and Hughes may find himself with bigger contract offers from other teams.
There's no counting on Michael Pineda just yet, nor do we know what kind of consistency we'll see from Ivan Nova or David Phelps.
This could make things difficult for the Yankees in 2014.
Unless, of course, Cashman considers these five pitchers after the season ends.