23 Feb 2011
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A lot will change in the next month, but Joe Girardi’s announcement of starting pitchers for the first six games says a lot. Bartolo Colon gets the opener, followed by Nova, CC, AJ, Hughes and Garcia.
Starting Sabathia on Monday puts him on course to open the season on the 31st and AJ and Hughes are right in line after him for games #2 and #3. We can safely assume that Garcia is the early favorite for the #4 spot since he would be in line for that start. Furthermore, we can probably assume that for now the 5th spot in the rotation is a battle between Colon and Nova.
I think the Yankees are making a HUGE mistake if they don’t let guys like Phelps and Noesi get in the competition as well. I imagine they will get a start or two and Sergio Mitre will as well. But for now it’s a three-horse race. I can’t wait to see some boxscores!