Friday, July 6, 2018


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The Yankees have pitching problems, and I've been keeping an eye on the bullpen and while we do need a great, stud starter, I would love to get alittle help in the pen as well.

Christopher Scott at Yanks Go Yard writes a good piece here, and while I don't agree with all the guys he mentions, there are 3 that I've always been fond of:

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"Toronto Blue Jays – Aaron Loup 
J.A. Happ isn’t the only player on the AL East rival Blue Jays roster who should be on the Yankees radar. Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup has six years experience under his belt, and he’s been pretty consistent during his career. The 30-year-old southpaw isn’t a high leverage guy but his career .228 opponent batting average against left-handed hitters would come in handy for any team. 

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Miami Marlins – Adam Conley 
The rebuilding Marlins should not be shy during the deadline to deal aging players who can bring some value back to the club. Lefty Adam Conley can do just that as he sports an ERA of 1.42 through 19 appearances. While it’s a small sample size, the Marlins should move him sooner rather than later because some team is likely going to overpay for him....

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Minnesota Twins – Zach Duke 
The 35-year-old Zach Duke could be a worthwhile rental for any team who needs a reliable lefty specialist. He’s sporting a 2.90 ERA as of right now and lefty bats are only slugging .222 against him. He wouldn’t cost the Yankees much to acquire either, and he would bring experience to a pitching staff filled with youth."

I think alittle help from a LOOGY could prove helpful.  Not that this will be the reason why they will win down the stretch entirely, but there are little things that need to be improved on.

Yes, indeed a solid, strong starter would help... but in the world of minor improvements as the deadline comes around... this is something to also think about.

Nice piece. Check it out if you can.

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