To the surprise of no one, the Yankees resigned Andy Pettitte for the 2010 season, inking the big lefty to an $11.75 million contract.
As it stands today, the Yankees’ 2010 rotation is as follows:
|2009 FIP||2010 Projected FIP|
Obviously Hughes’ FIP numbers are skewed as his 2009 total is primarily a function of his relief appearances, and Bill James appears to have projected Hughes as a reliever for 2010, because — as much as I love Hughes — there’s no way Hughes the starter will post an FIP of 3.35 in 2010, which would be good for tops on this projected staff. James — who as mentioned previously is notoriously generous in his rankings, but I don’t have any other projection systems to go off of at this point in time — has all five starters on this Yankee staff posting sub-4.00 FIPs, which would almost certainly make it the strongest rotation in baseball.… Click here to read the rest