Opening Day can’t get here fast enough. After a relatively healthy spring training, the Yankees have endured some late-spring injuries to their bullpen, which has changed the 25-man roster to start the season. But in bigger news, the starting pitcher owed $25 million this season has won the No. 5 starter “competition”.
Chad Jennings, the Yankees beat writer for The Journal News and the LoHud Yankees Blog, joined me to talk about the Yankees’ rotation and now bullpen concerns, what the plan is for Rob Refsndyer if there even is one, how the top of the lineup should be constructed against right-handers and left-handers, the need for the aging middle of the order to produce and stay healthy, which players could see midseason call-ups and expectations for this season.