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New York Yankees: 10 Reasons Phil Hughes Needs to Start

New York Yankees just about have their rotation set for next season with the not-so-minor question of whether Phil Hughes should start being one of the last issues.

The Yankees rotation consists of CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, Hiroki Kuroda and either Hughes, A.J. Burnett or Freddy Garcia. Each of the last three have a case for and a case against them.

Burnett has that salary (which is a case for and against him; do you really want a $16.5 million long reliever?) and Garcia pitched better than the other two last season, but he's still 35 years old.

Hughes' injuries, dead arm and not living up to his potential have been well-documented, but he's the one who should have that fifth starter job.

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