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Yankees’ 2016 Playoff Hopes Hinge on Breakout Year from High-Risk Rotation

class="ui-droppable">It's spring training, so everyone can dream. And the biggest dream shared in the early days of New York Yankees camp was the one about Michael Pineda.

"I want to throw 200 innings this year," Pineda said, per Erik Boland of Newsday. "That's my goal."

Everyone can dream, even a guy who has had so much trouble staying healthy he has totaled 408 innings in the five seasons since he made his major league debut. He didn't pitch at all in two of those seasons, but that's still only an average of 136 innings in the three seasons he did make it to the mound.

Everyone can dream, and the Yankees can dream that Pineda will even approach 200 innings for the first time in his career. And that Masahiro Tanaka's elbow will stay ...

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