It took a while, but the Yankees finally made a big splash this offseason, acquiring pitchers Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda on the same day.
Pineda was acquired via a trade with the Mariners, while Kuroda was signed to a one-year deal as a free agent. Both figure to be a big part of New York's pitching staff this season, shoring up an area that had previously been one of concern for the Bronx Bombers.
Suddenly, the Yankees pitching staff looks formidable. In fact, it might be one of the team's strengths in the near future, as Pineda adds to a good young core of pitching prospects. NESN's Peter Gammons examines how the notion that the Yankees don't develop pitching is actually false.
Gammons also looks at the Red Sox' Vicente Padilla signing, and how the Boston staff could evolve throughout the season as everyone's role starts to get sorted out.
Check it all out in the video above from Red Sox Hot Stove Live.