(Courtesy of Reuters)
The Yankees got a pretty good collective effort from their starting rotation in 2012, and they appeared to be primed to at least repeat and hopefully improve upon that in 2013. The same 5 faces were back for another run, giving the rotation a familiar blend of right and left handers, old and young guys, and plus stuff and plus command from multiple sources. We thought the biggest issue surrounding this group coming into the season was injury concerns and how each of them would hold up physically. We learned that the issues ran much deeper than that, and the rotation as a whole was unable to build on 2012's performance.