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Andrew Miller Cements Status as New York Yankees Closer After Monday Night
April 14th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
If you still question who the New York Yankees' closer should be after seven games into the season, just take a look at Andrew Miller's performance from Monday night and his numbers over his first three outings of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Miller came into the game during the eighth inning with one out...

Dellin Betances Can’t Be Trusted as New York Yankees Closer After Ugly Season Debut
April 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Dellin Betances picked up where he left off in spring training during his 2015 season debut, which is why the New York Yankees can't trust him to be a closer right now. ***PHOTO1*** Coming out of camp, the Yankees didn't name an official closer and instead opted to use co-closers in Betances...

Curt Schilling Discusses Alleged Velocity Issues of New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances
April 3rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Everyone is concerned about New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, except for the team's brass and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling. ***PHOTO1*** The fears about Betances stem from his alleged drop in velocity this spring, and from the fact that Betances is putting up dreadful numbers in exhibition play. Betances...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances Never Had Velocity Problems
March 31st, 2015 at 1:30 PM
All this talk of New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances having velocity issues this spring is hogwash, according to general manager Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** Along with lackluster numbers that have people concerned, Betances was also said to be throwing less heat than he did as compared to last season. Well, Cashman is here...

New York Yankees Should Choose Andrew Miller or Nobody for Closer’s Role
March 26th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With the spring Dellin Betances is having, the New York Yankees would be wise to go with Andrew Miller as the team's closer should manager Joe Girardi actually make a decision. ***PHOTO1*** The possibility stands that Girardi will not make a decision and instead go with a dual closer situation. This way...

Should New York Yankees Be Concerned About Dellin Betances’ Lack of Velocity, Bad Spring Numbers?
March 25th, 2015 at 3:35 PM
New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances is having some issues in spring training this year, which may be cause for concern moving forward. ***PHOTO3*** Betances has not looked like himself thus far during exhibition play. On Wednesday versus the New York Mets, Betances struggled again, allowing one homer and recording only one...

New York Yankees’ Bullpen Ranks Among Best in 2015 Projected WAR, Average Velocity
March 20th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
While we already knew that the New York Yankees were set to have a stellar bullpen for the 2015 season, advanced statistics have just proven it. ***PHOTO1*** Owen Watson of Fangraphs broke down each team's backend of the bullpen based on the WAR (wins above replacement) of the relievers who would pitch...

New York Yankees Players Poised for a Breakout Season in 2015
March 19th, 2015 at 5:24 PM
The New York Yankees are going to need some improvement from within in order to excel this season. Brian Cashman refrained from making any splashy acquisitions this offseason and chose instead to acquire assets with high upside and hope for a few breakout seasons in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Brian McCann McCann struggled at the...

New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances is Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers Fan
March 16th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The only thing New York Yankees fans won't like about reliever Dellin Betances is the teams he supports outside of baseball. ***PHOTO1*** In a question and answer with ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand, Betances spills the beans on his two favorite teams from the NBA and NFL: the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys: Q:...

Adam Warren Should Have No Affect on New York Yankees Closer Decision
March 16th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Normally you would think the starting rotation has nothing to do with who a team names closer, but that is exactly the case for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. ***PHOTO1*** Adam Warren, who has been a staple in the Yanks' bullpen the past few seasons, is vying for the No. 5...

Andrew Bailey Getting Rave Reviews; Could Give New York Yankees Ridiculous Bullpen
March 12th, 2015 at 9:24 AM
Andrew Bailey continues to progress towards his goal of being ready for Opening Day 2015, giving the New York Yankees the possibility of having a ridiculously talented bullpen for the upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** Bailey threw a few days ago in a simulated game and is prepared to make the next step in...

Dellin Betances Likely to Be Named New York Yankees Closer for 2015 MLB Season
March 12th, 2015 at 7:51 AM
While it hasn't been made official yet, it is looking more and more like the New York Yankees will name Dellin Betances the closer for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said as much on Wednesday, noting that the Yankees are likely to tab 26-year-old Betances as...

Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi Show Why New York Yankees Should Lead MLB in Strikeouts
March 10th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi combined for five filthy (good) innings with seven combined strikeouts and showed not only New York Yankees fans, but the baseball world why the Yanks' pitching staff should lead the major leagues in strikeouts. ***PHOTO1*** Even without much of their rotation healthy last season, the Bronx Bombers...

How New York Yankees Should Handle Dellin Betances-Andrew Miller Dynamic in 2015
March 2nd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Barring him having a horrible spring, the New York Yankees should go with Dellin Betances as their closer, leaving fellow reliever Andrew Miller in the setup role. ***PHOTO1*** Coming into spring training, the Yankees don't have a definite answer for who their closer will be. Instead, a competition will take place between...

Andrew Bailey Expects to Compete for Spot on New York Yankees’ 2015 Roster
February 25th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Reliever Andrew Bailey has endured a long road to recovery after shoulder surgery and he is now ready to compete for a spot on the New York Yankees' roster in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Bailey hasn't pitched in a game since 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and has spent last season as a...

Taking a Look at David Carpenter and the Manny Banuelos Trade
January 5th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Manny Banuelos was once regarded as one of the jewels of the New York Yankees farm system. Three or four years ago, it would be inconceivable that the Yankees would trade him for a relief pitcher. The great Mariano Rivera described Banuelos as the greatest pitching prospect he had ever...

Comparing Dellin Betances’ Projections to the New York Yankees’ Recent Closers
December 22nd, 2014 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees enjoyed remarkable consistency at the closer position with Mariano Rivera. He locked down the ninth inning from 1997 to 2013 and was incredibly durable, suffering his only major injury in 2012. When Rivera tore his ACL in early 2012, Rafael Soriano took over as the Yankees'...

David Robertson’s New Beard Symbolizes End of Era with New York Yankees
December 17th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
David Robertson is now a member of the Chicago White Sox, and to prove he is no longer a member of the New York Yankees, D-Rob is sporting a new beard that he wasn't able to grow as a member of the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson signed a four-year pact with his...

Mariano Rivera Endorses Dellin Betances to Be New York Yankees Closer in 2015 Season
December 13th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
A year ago around this time, newly retired closer Mariano Rivera had publicly endorsed his protege and student, David Robertson to become the team's next closer following his retirement from baseball after the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** Robertson cashed in on a successful 2014 season as the Yankees closer, converting 39 of 44...

Comparing the Contract Years of David Robertson and Jonathan Papelbon
December 9th, 2014 at 3:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees knew they would have a giant hole to fill at the back of the bullpen with the retirement of Mariano Rivera in 2013. While it was widely acknowledged that David Robertson had the ability to be an MLB closer, he had never stepped into that role...