Compared to some other teams, notably the Mets, the starting rotation for the Yankees is very talented and stable.
The only question appears to be will Ivan Nova hang onto the number 5 spot or will his 2013 look like his 2012 in which case David Phelps is there to pick up the slack.
In number 1 position Sabathia has recovered from the health problems he had in 2012 and is also said to have lost some weight. The most important thing is his performance has been predictably good and there’s no reason to think it won’t continue to be.
Andy Pettite in the number 2 position is also now off the disabled list but his performance is also very solid and that has been recognised by the size of his contract for this year.
Hiroku Kuroda and Phil Hughes both pitched very well in 2012 and they are expected to keep doing so in 2013.
Provided these starting pichers don’t end up on the DL for some reason the only looming problem for later years is the age of some of those now part of the rotation. Basically there are a lot of Major League teams who would like to be able to draw on pitchers as talented as the Yankees current starting lineup. LIKE the Yankees and expect them to reach the playoffs easily.