The New York Yankees have a problem. They don’t notice it, fans don’t notice it, players don’t notice it. They are old. They finally made a big stride towards getting younger this year by signing CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Mark Teixeira.
Lets look at their contracts.
MARK TEIXEIRA: Signed until age 36 (with no trade clause)
CC SABATHIA: Signed until age 35
A.J. BURNETT: Signed until age 36
Has baseball come to the point where teams have to spend $20 million on 35-36 year old players?
People seem to think that the Yankees rotation is solid as is. Those people are forgetting the injury factor.
CC Sabathia: Overweight, so you cannot make any guarantees especially with the amount of innings he pitched last year.
A.J. Burnett: He is AJ Burnett, it is not a walk year, enough said.
Chien-Ming Wang: Coming off leg injury and you can’t count on him.
Joba Chamberlain: First full year as starter, can he handle the innings?
5th Starter TBD