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Addition of Michael Pineda Strengthens Yankees Rotation but Weakens Lineup

New York Yankees have done very little this offseason—no blockbuster trades, no scandals. It has been pretty low key.

That is, until now.

It’s apparent that the Yankees are indeed looking to build upon a rotation that boasts CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. With the trade for Michael Pineda, they now have a formidable rotation that could showcase three No. 1 starters.

Giving up their prized catching prospect, Jesus Montero, is risky, but the AL East is not the dominant force it once was, and with the addition of Pineda, the Bronx Bombers might have won the first battle of the season.

The Boston Red Sox still have the most dominant batting order in the AL, or maybe even baseball, although their pitching is rather ...

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