A good mix of veterans and young arms give the New York Yankee pitching staff a chance to be a strong suit for the team in its chase of No. 28.
Three veteran starters return from the 2009 team to give the Yankees a lot of experience. And another veteran, Javier Vazquez (pictured above) was obtained in a trade with Atlanta to further reinforce the staff.
With CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte joined by Vazquez, there are four starters who averaged over 200 innings each last year.
Joba Chamberlain will compete for the fifth starting slot and should be favored to get it.
Phil Hughes will have innings limitations this year and will probably return to his set up role of 2009.
And of course, Mariano Rivera, returns at age 40 as the best closer in baseball.