December 20, 2009

Poll Results: Yanks need to pursue pitching

poll results3The results are in, and it’s pretty clear the fans want the Yankees to add a starting pitcher before heading into spring training. Here’s the current Yankees’ rotation:

  1. CC Sabathia
  2. A.J. Burnett
  3. Andy Pettitte
  4. Joba Chamberlain
  5. 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.

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