(Don't call it a comeback... Courtesy of the AP)
When Joe announced that Michael Pineda would be the 5th starter to open the season, he answered the final question about how the starting rotation would look in 2014. CC, Hirok, Nova, and Tanaka had already been lined up to start the first 4 games of the regular season. Now we know who comes after that.
What we don't know is how this rotation is going to perform, but there is plenty of reason to be optimistic and even excited about the possibilities. The potential is there for the Yanks to have 5 legitimate top tier starters in their rotation, 5 pitchers who can come out on any given day and completely shut the opposing team down. It's been a long time since we've been able to say that about a Yankee rotation and even though a lot needs to go right for that possibility to be realized, that still puts the team in a much more advantageous position than it's been in years. After the jump, the player-by-player breakdown of this year's starting 5.