Girardi announced Nova is the 4, Garcia 5, and Colon in the bullpen. I thought I read awhile back that Colon wouldn't accept a bullpen assignment but this is great news he will. Having both Garcia and Colon on the roster with Millwood in AAA with kids like Noesi, Warren, and Phelps gives them nice depth.
I'm hoping the rotation goes CC, Hughes, Burnett, Nova, Garcia. Garcia has looked good in Spring Training. Having Colon and Millwood lurking around the corner is also a plus. It's weird the Yankees pluck these over the hill veterans, and give them tryouts. Chavez, Jones, etc. This wouldn't be the first time the Yankees have done this.
Whats weird about giving veterans tryouts? If you go strictly with kids and they fail then you have no options. These guys aren't the players they once were but you at least know what they used to be able to do and have an idea of what they still may capable of. Jones won't kill them in the field, can provide some power off the bench, and hit lefties. I doubt Chavez stays healthy but if he does he gives them another bench player who can provide some power. Garcia, Colon, Millwood prevent them from having to rush/force a kid into a role there not capable of yet.
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