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Valentine says Yankees rotation “probably” upgraded

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 14, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Apparently new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine wasn’t blown away by last night’s Yankees maneuvers.

At a charity event this morning, Valentine said the additions of Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda are “probably” an upgrade over last year’s additions of Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon.

“Pineda, when I saw him the first half, he looked unhittable,” Valentine said. “Second half, he looked OK. (The Mariners) saw a lot of him and they traded him.

“Kuroda is a good pitcher — a year older than he was last year, pitching in the American League and not the National League, pitching in not a great pitcher’s ballpark from a great pitcher’s ballpark.”




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