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Yankees Starting Pitching - Target #1: Nobody?

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At the start of this, I planned to list five brand new free agent pitchers that would potentially make sense for the Yankees to pursue. In the end, I've only listed four. 

The Yankees don't exactly need to target a free agent pitcher in order to make a bold statement between now and spring training. Something that would be wise to do is resign Freddy Garcia and have him as a fifth starter or an option for a long reliever out of the bullpen. However, I'm certainly not writing up a story simply about Garcia. We've all seen what he brings to the table.

Personally, I like the suggestions of letting some of the Baby Bombers come up and take a stab at this whole "MLB pitching" deal. New York has a plethora of talent that has been marinating down at Scranton Wilkes-Barre for a while now. While the "Killer B's" (Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos) could use an entire year or more at Scranton Wilkes-Barre to focus on location issues, options such as Adam Warren and David Phelps could potentially make the move to the big leagues and provide a spark. If you'd like to read some scouting reports on Warren and Phelps, click here and here

After resigning CC Sabathia, there doesn't appear to be a mad scramble for the next best pitcher available. The Yankees will be more reserved with their spending so that they don't have between 8-10 players making up 75% of the team's salary in 2013. 

Let's remember that the 2011 edition of Yankees was a very strong team. Five games in the playoffs shouldn't blemish an entire season worth of work. The Yankees will continue to bolster one of the top hitting lineups in all of baseball as well as an improved, lights out bullpen with the return of Joba Chamberlain from Tommy John surgery.

Starting pitching is and will always be the main focus, but that's really the only part of this team that could benefit from some significant addition this offseason. If they opt not to make a free agent splash, please don't fear that all is lost. 

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