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New York Yankee Rotation: How Important Will the Fourth and Fifth Starters Be?

great deal of attention has been paid this spring to the open slots in the New York Yankees pitching rotation.

The failure to sign Cliff Lee as a free agent and the retirement of Andy Pettitte are thought by some to leave glaring holes in the Yankee ranks.

The Yankees have three established pitchers at the top of the rotation in C. C. Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett. 

Sabathia is the ace, a pitcher who can be counted on to go out every fifth day and pitch spectacularly most of the time. He finished with 21 wins last year against only seven losses.

Hughes, though still young, is durable and dependable. He notched 18 wins in his first full season as a starter in 2010.

Burnett is always a concern, as ...

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