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Projecting the Yanks' 2012 pitching

Bombers' rotation is better on paper, but will it live up to last year's success?

Updated: April 4, 2012, 3:10 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

There is no doubt the Yankees have better pitchers than a year ago. But will they pitch better?

After CC Sabathia, the Yankees now have the more consistent Hiroki Kuroda replacing A.J. Burnett. The in-shape 2010 version of Phil Hughes is in for the 2011 jalopy model. Ivan Nova returns with a year more experience. And the always steady Freddy Garcia takes the fifth spot again.

Plus, around the corner, the Yankees have Andy Pettitte and a bunch of young studs, including ...

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