The PitchersAs things with our Yankees seem to go from bad to worse (losing two to the Astros, really?), let’s take a look at the additions to the pitching staff and whether they’ve helped or hindered the team.I’ll begin with the starting rotation. Ideally this season was to be one where we fielded a strong starting five consisting of: CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka, Ivan Nova, and Michael Pineda. Of those five, Tanaka was the “new comer”; the addition to the puzzle that would give our rotation the stability and depth it needed to go well into October. He was replacing the iconic southpaw Andy Pettitte who retired at the conclusion of the 2013 season. The 41-year-old big Texan gave the Yankees 30 starts and 11 wins while posting a 3.74 ERA last season.Tanaka came to the...

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