The New York Yankees face a very massive problem in 2015, and it’s a good problem to have, as they are looking at having too many starting pitchers and not enough starting rotation spots to fill them all. Even if the Yankees go with a six man rotation in 2015, which has been speculated upon and brought up by pitching coach Larry Rothschild, New York may have a crowded pitcher’s mound next season.
The Yankees already have CC Sabathia, Shane Greene, David Phelps, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova under contract for next season for a total of six starting pitchers. New York is also likely to have top prospects Manny Banuelos and Luis Severino knocking on the door in Spring Training as well as the Bryan Mitchell’s and equivalents of the world vying for a spot as well. This is all before the Yankees go out and presumably attempt to bring back Brandon McCarthy or try and lure a big named free agent like Jon Lester, James Shields, or Max Scherzer to the Bronx.
Honestly I am a fan, a greedy fan at that if you couldn’t tell by the blog name, and I couldn’t care less about the potential log jam that is being created in the Bronx right now. That’s what people like Joe Girardi, Larry Rothschild, Gary Tuck, and others are paid big bucks to worry about. I am a fan, not an insider, and this is a fan site, not necessarily a news outlet. There will be injuries, there will be struggles, and there should be options. Bring me McCarthy, bring me Lester, bring me Shields, bring me Banuelos, and bring me whoever else is left. Too much pitching is a GOOD problem to have.