Category: ‘Players’

Going beyond the top relievers [2017 Season Preview]
March 24th, 2017 at 1:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training Game Thread: Sabathia's Fourth Start Layne. (Getty Images) Over the last few days, we've covered the four key cogs in the Yankees' bullpen machine: Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard. If healthy, each will take up the main roles in Joe Girardi's 'pen...

Could Didi Gregorius’ injury be Rob Refsnyder’s opportunity?
March 23rd, 2017 at 4:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Middle Relief Duo [2017 Season Preview] (Getty Images) Didi Gregorius' injury is unfortunate in every way, even if he may only miss a month of the season. The Yankees don't have a ready-made replacement and, much more importantly, a key cog of their future has to deal...

The Middle Relief Duo [2017 Season Preview]
March 23rd, 2017 at 2:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training Game Thread: Montgomery's Big Chance (Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports) The Yankees have had an elite bullpen most every year for what feels like an eternity at this point, owing largely to the incomparable Mariano Rivera, and the ability to churn out high-end relievers that would close for...

Same All-Star reliever but with minor concerns [2017 Season Preview]
March 22nd, 2017 at 2:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training Game Thread: In Search of a Shortstop (Getty Images) For the last three years, I have essentially marked games as wins in my mind whenever Dellin Betances comes in. Sure, there have been a few blown saves here and there, but for the most part, the...

Chapman Returns [2017 Season Preview]
March 21st, 2017 at 12:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ranking the Yankees' shortstop options in the wake of Didi Gregorius' shoulder injury (Reinhold Matay | USA TODAY Sports) On the off-chance that you missed it, the Yankees gave Aroldis Chapman the largest contract ever handed out to a reliever back in December, re-solidifying the back of the...