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Bullpen has plenty of time to develop

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 28, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The post earlier today about Joe Torre putting Ron Villone on the team seems to have touched a nerve.

First off, calm down. It’s Feb. 28. Many things can and will change between now and April 2.

And let’s hold off before we vote Chris Britton and Brian Bruney into Cooperstown. Britton was a fairly good rookie reliever for a terrible Baltimore team last season. The Yankees picked Bruney off the scrap heap and he pitched well in largely non-pressure situations. Bruney already has a bad back.

Mike Myers has great value. Big Papi Ortiz is 2 for 11 against him with 1 walk. J.D. Drew is 0 for 6 against him. Having a second lefty in the pen limits what opposing managers can do.

The addition of Luis Vizcaino is what will keep Bruney and/or Britton off the roster, not Villone or Myers.

But my main point is let’s wait and see what happens before making any judgments.




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