By Neil Keefe
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It’s 2011 and the Yankees are still in need of a fourth and fifth starter. Well, unless you trust both Ivan Nova and Sergio Mitre. Every Yankees fan is still waiting for Andy Pettitte to call Brian Cashman and tell him that he wants to pitch this season, but until then, the tri-state area is in panic mode as the Yankees scramble to create something that even remotely resembles a starting rotation that can compete in the AL East.
Names like Jeff Francis and Jeremy Bonderman have been mentioned to try and plug the holes in the rotation and keep the Yankees afloat until the trade deadline when a frontline starter might be made available. But can the Yankees stay in contention for the entire first half with a top-heavy rotation?
After many conversations in 2010, Sweeny Murti joined me for the first time in 2011 to talk Yankees baseball and try to figure out how the remainder of the offseason will play out in the Bronx.
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