I found this very interesting tweet from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and I wanted to bring it to your attention. God I love the BYB audience... anyway.
It has to do with the Yankees, their bullpen and what the Yankees might be thinking about as they embark on the regular season. Check this out:
Now, it's very interesting, but it also makes perfect sense. I can't believe Heyman and I agree... I think I hear the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse running down my hallway...Nobody is better on back-end of the pen than yanks, but they may look to add a veteran reliever or 2 to fill middle innings— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 25, 2016
The Yankees are always looking to improve, this makes sense, but I also feel as though the Yankees are not 100% jazzed about their starting rotation.
Ivan Nova is sucking the life out of me. CC Sabathia hasn't been spectacular. We're not seeing dazzling from anyone else... improvement, and yes the others are getting stronger as Spring Training progresses, but you know what I mean. That's why the Yankees have 2 closers in the back end of the bridge. That's why there are a lot of relief pitcher pickups and plenty more in the minor leagues. But the concern is if these starters can only go 5 innings every game during the regular season, which, many believe will be the case, the combination of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman (who we miss for 30 games due to suspension, read HERE) will burn out quickly.
Sure, you can throw a few arms in there to fill the void once in a while, but MLBTradeRumors.com makes a another very interesting point; Those selections for the middle part of the rotation don't have much experience either:
"Current options include pitchers such as right-handers Bryan Mitchell, Johnny Barbato, and Branden Pinder and lefties Chasen Shreve, Tyler Olson, and James Pazos — most of whom have quite limited experience in the majors. While it’s easy to imagine these and other arms all spending time at the big league level, it also makes sense for the club to pursue a veteran addition or two."
And so, here we are. Let's see what the Yankees do next.
Hey Heyman, nice tweet. Makes sense. We never, ever agree... but things change.
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