Why? They pitched amazing this year. It was the lackluster offense that killed this team in the post season.
Originally Posted by seikou8
isssshhhhhhhhhhhh logic don't work here
He's actually right, but I don't think you guys are aware of that.
As it stands right now, the rotation for the start of the season is:
Sabathia (even this could be a stretch if the elbow has issues)
There's no guarantee that either Kuroda OR Pettitte will be back. We can all hope or assume, but nothing is set in stone. Pineda is unable to do anything until at least the second half and that rotation as it stands is putrid, better hope to God Sabathia doesn't get hurt.
Now let's just assume you can get Kuroda AND Pettitte back. Suddenly, the rotation is good, but it only buys you a year. You can march into '14 with(just a guess):
Issue with that is that while Sabathia is good and Hughes is solid, you're left with three other question marks in the rotation, because Pineda, ManBan, and Nova are all from sure things (Phelps as well).
So yes, we need or will need shortly, some pitching.
agreed we need at least another ace or at least a couple of #3 starters at minimum... although if we could get this lineup hitting for average for a change perhaps there is enough pitching the carry them through a post season...