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New York Yankees’ Fifth-Starter Competition: Is It Really a Competition?

Yankees began their 2010 Grapefruit schedule with three pitchers entwined in what the Yankees label a "competition" for the last spot in their rotation.

Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre, and Alfredo Aceves each pitched two scoreless innings in their first game action of 2010. 

However, regardless of their performance over the next month, I have a hard time believing the Yankees will break camp with one of those three as their fifth starter.

They're useful guys to have around for rotation depth and bullpen longmen, but they're not really the caliber of pitcher that the defending champ hands the ball to every fifth day.

That being said, the remaining in-house options to fill out New York's rotation are home-grown youngsters ...

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