Garcia rounds out Yankees rotation…ouch
According to the Newark Star-Ledger on Twitter, the New York Yankees have finally solved the puzzle of who will be their fifth starter this year (for now anyway). And Yankees fans will be thrilled to know that his name is Freddie Garcia.
“Garcia 5 starter, Colon bullpen, Feliciano dl possibility,” @Ledger_Yankees tweets.
Yes, Colon is going to the bullpen. Bartolo Colon. The Yankees – in real life – had a battle for their fifth starter spot between Bartolo Colon and Freddie Garcia. Yes, in 2011.
As good as the Yankees tend to be from year to year, this rotation should scare the daylights out of the Bronx. CC Sabathia is an unmitigated stud and one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. After that, things get hairy. A.J. Burnett is on a five-year, $82.5 million contract, but isn’t afraid to pitch like a minimum wage lettuce washer at Sonic. After that, you have the young and unproven Phil Hughes at the No. 3 spot, and then Ivan Nova and Freddie Garcia round out the rotation.
They are going to need to rely on that batting lineup if they want to come out on top in the AL East.