Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
According to Yahoo:
Manager Joe Girardi hasn't made an official announcement, but it appears that Freddy Garcia may make the Yankees' rotation to start the season, which could leave Pineda looking at a trip to the minors, the New York Post reports...."When you look at a guy who doesn't have a lot of time [in the majors], you are trying to consider the upside of what you can possibly give because they don't have the same track record as Freddy," Girardi said. The last slot in the rotation appears to come down to Pineda or Ivan Nova, and even that slot is at risk if Andy Pettitte returns in May. If this news decreases what it costs to get Pineda for a keeper league, he becomes a great investment, as he still has #1 starter upside, though his short-term value may not be as high as anticipated.
So what should I do with Pineda? Keep him for now?