New York Yankees Must Make Changes To Take Advantage Of Their Greatest Asset
Matt Musico (Featured BBBA Writer/Owner – chinmusicbaseball.com)
The New York Yankees entered 2016 with questions surrounding both the rotation and starting lineup, but nobody questioned one spot of the roster: the bullpen. Dellin Betances,Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman would combine for a three-headed monster of potentially historic proportions.
Games against the Bronx Bombers would basically be over before the seventh-inning stretch. Right?
While Chapman is still serving his 30-game suspension and hasn’t debuted yet, a sluggish April has prevented New York from utilizing what we all figured would be its greatest strength.
General manager Brian Cashman has toed the line between getting younger and remaining competitive for quite a while and has done a great job.
However, the one thing on Cashman’s to-do list that he couldn’t cross off was finding depth (or just better options) for the starting rotation.
He even sacrificed some depth by sending Adam Warren to the Chicago Cubs in the Castro trade.
This area was a cause for concern, but there seemed to be enough positives where an overwhelming bullpen would make up the difference.
Posted on May 5, 2016, in The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged @mmusico8 on twitter, aaron hicks, adam warren, andrew miller, aroldis chapman, brian cashman, chinmusicbaseball.com, dellin betances, derek jeter, didi gregorius, matt musico, new york yankees, starlin castro. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.