How far is GM Brian Cashman willing to go to bolster Yankees' rotation? – New York News

David Lennon

David Lennon is an award-winning columnist and author who has been a staff writer at Newsday since 1991.

He was named one of the top 10 columnists in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors in 2014 and also took first place in that category for New York State that same year.

Lennon began covering baseball for Newsday as the Yankees’ beat writer in 1995, the season the Bombers snapped a 14-year playoff drought by becoming the American League’s first wild-card team. Two World Series rings later, Lennon left the Yankees’ beat after the 1998 season, bounced between the Bronx and Shea for the next three years, then took over on the Mets for the demise of Bobby Valentine in 2002. He became Newsday’s national baseball writer in 2012.

Lennon also is a Hall of Fame voter, a former Chairman of the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America and co-author of “The Great New York Sports Debate.”
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During the window between Sunday morning’s trade for Jaime Garcia and the afternoon start by Jordan Montgomery, it seemed like the appropriate time to ask Joe Girardi if he felt encouraged by his new starting five, if he thought this group would be sufficient to carry the Yankees where they want to go.

“Yes, I am,” he said. “The rotation has gotten us to this point, so yes.”

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