I’m not at all sold on their starters.
by BeastOfBourbon (2019-01-17 20:47:55)
Edited on 2019-01-17 20:50:47

In reply to: Yankees sign Ottavino  posted by DBCooper

I think they’ll need all of that bullpen to be successful, because the starting rotation is full of question marks:

- Can Luis Severino recover from last season’s second half melt-down?

- How much does CC Sabathia have left, especially after undergoing off-season heart surgery?

- Can JA Happ come close to last years’ 17 wins at age 36?

- Will Masahiro Tanaka ever get over his career long yo-yo of alternating good-and-terrible outings?

- Can James Paxton prove he’s capable of winnning more than 10 or 11 games?

- Can the Yankees get any kind of trade value for the ever-disappointing Sonny Gray?

With these issues, and others that will inevitably crop up, the Yankees are going to need all the bullpen depth they can get.