I was expecting this to be all over the place by now, but with the holiday it appears its gone unnoticed. Buster Olney reported in his blog today that the Yanks and Freddy Garcia have agreed to terms on a deal. Here’s the quote:
• The Yankees agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Freddy Garcia, sources say, and it’s a possibility the team doesn’t make many more moves with its pitching staff this winter.
That means the Yanks have a starting five in place for next season, which is as follows:
Buster goes on to say that the Yanks have a “quiet confidence” that Hughes will have a big bounce back season next year, committed to showing up in camp in shape and ready to go from Day 1. Not sure if I buy that part. Signing Garcia puts them in a stronger position to make deals, and I’ll be surprised if the above rotation is the finished product. They can express confidence all winter in Hughes and Burnett, but it doesn’t mean anything until next spring.