Freddy Garcia to start Game 3. AJ Burnett to the bullpen. Colon looks like he’s off the roster.

If we’re going to discount an entire season (see: AJ Burnett) and make a decision based on two months of work, why is it that Colon was automatically disregarded? Look at the numbers below:

For all the talk about how Colon finished the season poorly and how his velocity diminished, Garcia’s final month was even worse. And for Burnett, the first 162 games do not count apparently.

Regardless, it was a great year for The Bartolo, who was arguably the Yankees 2nd-best starting pitcher (depending on what metric you use).