Category Archives: Bullpen

Why the Yankees should lean on their best relievers in 2014

Although the Yankees are pretty well situated in the late innings, their bullpen is likely to be one of their weaknesses this year. David Robertson will slide seamlessly into the closer role, while Shawn Kelley and Matt Thornton should form … Continue reading

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Time to pump the brakes on Dellin Betances?

With his high-nineties fastball and four scoreless outings to his name this spring, Dellin Betances has generated a lot of buzz in camp, and it looks like he has good shot of cracking the Yankees’ opening day roster. There seems to … Continue reading

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2014 projections: Relief pitchers

In the coming days, I will take a look at projected stats for all of the players in big league camp this spring. Yesterday, in the first installment, I broke down what the various projection systems forecast for the Yankees’ starting … Continue reading

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Handicapping the bullpen competition

With pitchers and catchers now in Tampa, it’s a good time to examine the bullpen competition. A few of the remaining big name relievers have come off the board in recent weeks, making it less likely that the Yankees make … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Relievers

After breaking down Brian Cashman’s history with free agent starters on New Year’s Day, I decided to expand the investigation into other positions. Today, I’m going to look at how the Yankees’ General Manager has fared during his tenure when … Continue reading

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Thanks to Robertson, life without Mo might not be so bad after all

For the last five or six years, the concern of replacing Mariano Rivera has lingered. There was a degree of uncertainty as to when, given Mariano’s age and desire to continue playing. The Yankees’ got a taste of a Rivera-less … Continue reading

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