2010 Yankees Starting Rotation (1st Draft)

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2010 Yankees Starting Rotation (1st Draft)
If you had to ask me the New York Yankees should have a very good, and very deep starting rotation next year. With Chen-Ming Wong coming back from a season plus injury, the Yankees have a great weapon to add back into the rotation. In my gut I feel that the Yankees will make a nice free agent signing this off season. I think the Red Sox's are going to trade for Roy Halladay, so in order to counteract the Yankees are probably going to sign John Lackey. If not Lackey, they are going to go after a Type-B Free Agent (aka Ben Sheets). They would go with this Type-B Free Agent because they would not have to give up a draft pick in next years draft, as with a Type-A Free Agents they would. Now, assuming they resign Pettitte, they would have CC, Wong, Burnett, Pettitte, Hughes, and Joba, with make up the rotation. If I was Girardi, the rotation would be as follows:
  1. CC Sabathia
  2. John Lackey
  3. A.J. Burnett
  4. Andy Pettitte
  5. Chen-Ming Wong
With the rotation like this, it would give the Yankees a lot of options with Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain. They would be able to stick both of them in the pen, or maybe send one of them in a trade package. Whatever they do it would give the Yankees a lot of flexibility, something they have not had in a while. Mariano Rivera is getting old, and so is Pettitte. Eventually these guys are going to retire and the Yankees are going to need guys to refill those empty spaces (aka Joba or Hughes). This is what I think, now I would love to hear what you think.

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