The familiar mantra in baseball circles is that “you can never have too much pitching” and said mantra usually applies doubly when it comes to starting pitching. However, with the long-awaited return of Ivan Nova from his date with the knife and Tommy John’s namesake medical procedure, the Yankees are faced with the same proverbial dilemma.
Although Joe Girardi has committed to going with a six-man staff for at least one turn through the rotation, as our neighbors in Flushing will attest to, six-man rotations don’t work for very long. For those of you keeping score at home, the calculus of the situation means that someone is going to be relegated to a bullpen role. The popular sentiment among those who seem to be “in the know”, is that Adam Warren will the “odd man out” because of his prior in a similar role and the Bombers’ current need for a right-handed reliever, specifically one capable of bridging the gap to Dellin Betances in the Ninth.… Click here to read the rest