Yankees Podcast: No One Could Have Seen Rotation Being Bad

On days when Gerrit Cole doesn't pitch, Yankees are in trouble

The Yankees have one starting pitcher. OK, one-and-a-half. The Yankees’ decision to let Masahiro Tanaka walk and not sign any free-agent starting pitchers other than Corey Kluber, who had barely pitched over the last two seasons, and trade for Jameson Taillon, who had also barely pitched over the last two seasons, was questioned all offseason. We’re seeing why. The offense has been abysmal, but the rotation is a problem that might not be resolved this season.

After the recap, Rob Wong of Blue Jays Baseball and Jays Talk on Sportsnet 590 The Fan joined me to talk about the Blue Jays’ start to the season, George Springer getting hurt while already hurt, Randal Grichuk owning the Yankees, the Blue Jays’ impressive bullpen and his expectations for the Blue Jays in 2021.

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