New York Yankees: Projecting Yankees' 5-Man Rotation in 2014

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New York Yankees: Projecting Yankees' 5-Man Rotation in 2014
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The New York Yankees' starting rotation got a whole lot deeper on Jan. 22.

Prior to signing Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka to an enormous contract, the Yankees rotation was suspect. CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda were expected to head a rotation comprised of question marks.

Ivan Nova would have taken the reigns as the No. 3 starter, and it remains to be seen if he can continue his successes from the second half of the 2013 season. Following Nova would have been a combination of David Phelps, Adam Warren, Michael Pineda and Vidal Nuno.

It's safe to say that the addition of Tanaka makes this rotation significantly better.

In fact, this rotation has the potential to perform as one of the best in the American League if Tanaka can translate his game well to the States.

Here's what to expect from this group in 2014.

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