Girardi: Yankees’ rotation may be set

Yankees manager Joe Girardi tells the New York Daily News that he expects to go into the 2012 season with a rotation that includes CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes, Freddy Garcia and A.J. Burnett.

“I think we’ll look at maybe possibly adding some more depth to it, but I feel pretty good about these guys,” Girardi told the newspaper in a Tuesday telephone interview. “Our pitching was really overlooked last year, I thought. We threw the ball well all year long. Will we try to add one more veteran arm? It’s possible, but I feel pretty good about the guys we have in camp right now.”

Girardi does not seem to be expecting a big free agent along the lines of C.J. Wilson, Mark Buehrle or Edwin Jackson to be arriving in the Bronx.

“I think our club is starting to try to develop a little bit more,” Girardi said. “Sometimes you feel that you can overpay for pitching and it can cost you.”

The Daily News indicates the Yankees may be interested in trading for the Cubs’ Matt Garza, but are unwilling to move blue chip prospects like Jesus Montero or Manny Banuelos for him. The New York Post also notes that the Yankees could consider dealing Dellin Betances to the White Sox for John Danks.

- Bryan Hoch

5 Comments

This is good to see. It means free agent pitchers might get low offers.

Good news if you’re a fan of any other team besides the Yankees.

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i dont know how they can stay statis quo with what happened in the playoffs you see that the guys they have can not do it in the playoffs. they should find some guys that may not be stars but do it in the clutch.the yanks had great guys in the nineties when it came to clutch performances.in my opinion i would get rid of swish and tex.sign prince and the cuban outfielder sign beurleand the yanks will be a better team.put gardner back to a 4th outfielder and pinch runner.get a clutch guy for the outfield .not a star but a good defensive guy with good clutch stats. this is just an opinion.im just tired of waiting for the hr and not just a big hit.we could have won 3 in a row the last few yrs.

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