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Hot Stove Lunch: Steve Phillps gives edge to New York’s starting rotation

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It seems a given that the Yankees -- by virtue of adding/re-signing Adam Ottavino and Zach Britton to a group that already included Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and others -- have a vastly superior bullpen to the Red Sox.

But former MLB GM Steve Phillips raised some eyebrows recently when he suggested that the Yanks also have an edge over the Sox when it comes to the starting rotation.