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New York Yankees Spring Training: Bartolo Colon Should Not Earn Rotation Spot

four starts in spring training, Bartolo Colon has a 2.40 ERA, a .192 BAA, a 0.73 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched. 

So, why am I arguing against this obvious Cy Young hopeful and godsend to the Yankees pitching staff earning a spot in the starting rotation come Opening Day?

History, for starters. 

Colon, who didn't pitch in 2010, had a 14-21 record with a 5.18 ERA and 1.51 WHIP from 2006-2009.

The league average in that span? A 4.41 ERA and 1.39 WHIP—which, keep in mind, includes every pitcher in the MLB for those years.

According to league standards, Colon's pitching numbers haven't even been passable for the last half decade; in fact, with the exception of 2005, Colon has put ...

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