Monday, September 27, 2021


Great news for the last two series of the regular season....Jonathan Loaisiga and Jameson Taillon could be back as soon as TOMORROW. Maybe. That's not just big, it's huge!

The Yankees have missed Loaisiga, their most reliable bullpen piece since September 3rd, but he has been throwing recently. He threw a bullpen on Friday and another one was planned yesterday so if all goes well we could see him back on the mound shortly, has the details HERE. Everyone cross your fingers!

This is some of the best news we could get. The Yankees just won their last series against the Red Sox but are still fighting for a Wild Card and Loaisiga could be the extra spark to help us get there. Losing Loaisiga has been tough and the Yankees have had to get creative without him and honestly it sucked.

So getting Loaisiga back is good news or all of us, but that means changes coming also. The best part about September is expanded rosters, but with regulars returning the Yankees will still need to send people down to the minors or let them go. But who?

The most obvious choice would have to be Andrew Heaney for reasons that don't need a lot of explanation. He's been awful and honestly, I never liked that Brian Cashman got him in the first place. The Yankees hoped he could help get them over the hump but he's been a liability and not a help. He hasn't pitched since September 18th when he gave up three runs in three innings. Heaney is a free agent at the end of the season and he has no minor league options remaining so the Yankees can't just send him down. Not that this should be an option even if he had options...

I've been pretty tough on Heaney since he came to the Yankees. The Yankees took a leap of faith and it just didn't work out. There's no real role for Heaney and he hasn't earned one. It just makes sense to cut the cord. The Yankees have better options. 

So no hard feeling, Heaney but this is where you should be released. It's good news to get some reinforcements back but good news for them means bad news for Heaney and I don't feel bad about that because he didn't help the Yankees win it probably won't help down the stretch.

  --Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
     BYB Senior Managing Editor
    Twitter: @nyprincessj

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