Hank: Yanks can repeat

Hank Steinbrenner believes the Yankees are in position to repeat as World Series champions after adding pitcher Javier Vazquez and outfielder Curtis Granderson during the offseason.

The Yankees co-chairman spoke with the Associated Press on Thursday in Tampa, Fla., speaking highly of general manager’s Brian Cashman’s offseason moves to bolstered the rotation and change the appearance of New York’s outfield.

“The two trades that Brian did I was really pleased with and very proud of,” Steinbrenner told the AP. “I think that is going to make a big difference for us.”

Acquired from the Braves, Vazquez will slide into a rotation that already includes CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte, with the fifth starter still yet to be decided.

The hope is that Vazquez solves an issue the Yankees had last October, when they had to lean on a three-man rotation to get through the playoffs and World Series.

“We needed another top-notch starter and got one,” Steinbrenner said.

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Even if the Yankees didn’t pitch those 3 in the playoffs / world series they still could of had a shot with someone else starting a game be it Gaudin or Mitre.. But how would you complain with CC, Burnett, Pettite going every 3rd day, if they can do it for a short amount of time I’m not arguing.

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Hank took the cig outta his mouth long enough to speak?
Seriously though, yea I don’t see a reason why not as much as I hate to admit it. Nick should fit in the 2 slot nicely replacing Damon. Depth at starting pitching should pay off.

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