- CC Sabathia
- A.J. Burnett
- Andy Pettitte
- Joba Chamberlain
- Phil Hughes
The top 3 are relatively strong, but I think the Yankees need to have better backup options or replacements for Chamberlain and Hughes then what they have now (Alfredo Aceves, Sergio Mitre & Chad Gaudin).
Joe Pawlikowski at RAB believes the Yankees already have one of the top pitching staffs as is, and any addition would put them over the top.
I wholeheartedly disagree. I think that’s a very optimistic attitude for having two inexperienced pitchers as the fourth and fifth starters. I think the two are great fifth or sixth starters, but below average fourth and fifth.
Next poll: Which combo would you rather have for 2010?
UPDATE: Check out this comparison of the two tandems before voting.