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Trade Analysis: Vidal Nuno for Brandon McCarthy

With CC Sabathia‘s season likely over, Michael Pineda‘s uncertain return date, and Ivan Nova gone until 2015, the rotation has been in need of depth over the past couple of months. This morning, Brian Cashman and Arizona’s Kevin Towers swapped two … Continue reading

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The Yankees farm system in April: Top pitching prospects

Yesterday, I profiled the April performances of the Yankees’ top hitting prospects. Today, I’m repeating this exercise for the team’s pitching prospects, as ranked by Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blues in the preseason. The players are in the order they were ranked in the pre-season … Continue reading

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The potential downside of using backup starting pitchers as relievers

After Michael Pineda won the battle for the final rotation spot this spring, the Yankees decided to use the other candidates — David Phelps, Adam Warren, Vidal Nuno, and even Shane Greene — to fill out the big league bullpen. … Continue reading

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An early look velocity trends for Yankees pitchers

Less than two weeks into the season, its still far too early to make any conclusions about performance, especially for pitchers who have only one or two games under their belts. Something that can be a little more telling, though, … Continue reading

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Handicapping the bullpen competition

With pitchers and catchers now in Tampa, it’s a good time to examine the bullpen competition. A few of the remaining big name relievers have come off the board in recent weeks, making it less likely that the Yankees make … Continue reading

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The Yankees 2013 rotation: one of the best in baseball

It’s safe to say that the Yankees weren’t great in 2013. Their 85-77 record was decent, but their Pythagorean record and WAR indicate that they should have won something like 79 games. A lot of things went wrong this year, … Continue reading

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The Yankees’ Starting Pitching Conundrum

For the vast majority of the season, the Yankees’ starting pitching was the club’s strength. Hiroki Kuroda was unstoppable, Andy Pettitte was ol’ reliable, and CC Sabathia was solid (albeit not great). Through the All-Star break, the team’s starters had … Continue reading

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