What had been a stirring season ultimately ended in heartbreak for the New York Yankees and their emotionally charged fanbase, as the team was swept by the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros in the ALCS.
Now, all of New York wonders if they’ll ever see Aaron Judge in a Yankees uniform again.
On another note, even if Judge leaves, the Yankees will at least have Luis Severino back for one more season and will have a solid starting rotation that features him, Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes, and Frankie Montas.
Max Goodman of Sports Illustrated tweeted a preview of the Yankees 2023 rotation.
With Luis Severino officially back next season, here’s a look at the #Yankees 2023 starting rotation (as of now):
Clarke Schmidt/Domingo Germán
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) November 7, 2022
Yankees Rotation Outlook
There are question marks of course, especially with the fifth spot up for grabs.
One of the biggest question marks will be the health of Montas.
Montas was acquired at the trade deadline from the Oakland Athletics to help solidify the Yankees’ rotation.
However, he struggled in his new uniform and dealt with several injury issues, which kept him out until the ALCS, when he was activated and placed in the bullpen.
But if Montas is healthy and pitches the way he did prior to the trade, then the rotation is in good shape.
The only question mark then would be the fifth spot of the rotation.
Perhaps the Yankees could pursue another starter in free agency to fill out that last spot.