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Spring development: Bullpen options emerging

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 10, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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There were 34 pitchers invited to Yankees camp. Right now, exactly seven of them have an ERA higher than 4.50 this spring. Granted, it’s absurdly early, but for a Yankees team that’s trying to figure out its fifth starter and trying to piece together a fairly wide-open bullpen, the early pitching has been about as good as could be expected.

“There’s been some kids who have kind of stepped up a little bit and done a good job,” manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s still early and you consider that pitchers should be a little bit ahead of the hitters now, but I’ve liked what I’ve seen. We have not walked a ton of people. They’ve challenged guys. They’ve gotten big outs when they’ve had to. We’ve pitched in a lot of close games; the 3-2s, the 5-4s. I’ve liked what I’ve seen, actually.”

Dellin BetancesRobert Coello has been knocked around, one bad inning has spoiled Brian Gordon’s numbers, and Chase Whitley was roughed up with four runs in his first outing and two runs a week later. Matt Thornton has pitched just an inning and a third, Manny Banuelos has pitched just once, and Bruce Billings saw his ERA balloon just yesterday. Ivan Nova has been both terrific and a little rocky, leaving him with a 5.40 ERA through three starts.

Otherwise, most of the pitching numbers are pretty good. There are 15 pitchers in camp with a 1.00 WHIP or better, and through 107 innings, the staff has walked just 20 batters. Dellin Betances has been terrific, Chris Leroux and Yoshinori Tateyama are pitching like they belong on the radar, and neither Mark Montgomery nor Dave Robertson has allowed either a hit or a walk. The Yankees have a the third-lowest team WHIP and fourth-most team strikeouts in baseball so far this spring.

“You’re taking a look at what guys are doing, absolutely,” Girardi said. “And they’re getting stronger as you see them.”

There’s a reason so many Triple-A veterans like Tateyama, Matt Daley, David Herndon and Jim Miller elected to come back to the Yankees this spring. They see opportunity to break camp, and everyone seems to be pitching with something to gain if they pitch well.

“When you looked at how their offseason played out, how they allocated the money, you knew there were going to be some openings in the pen that were available,” Miller said. “It kind of made sense in our mind to come back with the opportunity that was available. … If I can just come in there and have a similar type of camp and show them what I did during the season (last year), I feel like I’d be in a good position.”

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56 Responses to “Spring development: Bullpen options emerging”

  1. Jerkface March 10th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    That’s a good point, Alf. Still, are we really using what the Padres think of a player as the judgment standard whether a player is any good?

    The Padres took him in the rule 5 in Dec 2008 rule 5 draft. Think about that. They identified Nova as a potential ‘guy’ when he had not pitched above A Ball. Nova ended up not looking like a guy that would stick on the 25 man for an entire year at that time, but he has not stuck on any 25 man for an entire season since that point anyways!

    Not sure what that says about the Padres player evaluation but it doesn’t appear negative. Nova was still 3 years from being a guy that could fit in full time on a team.

  2. Revenge of Stoneburner March 10th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Well this might bum a few out here:

    The Mariners are again doubling down on the number of scouts they have at today’s Mets game, tweets Adam Rubin of Rubin adds that Seattle’s scouts have “been religiously attending Mets games.” New York has been said to have interest in displaced Seattle infielder Nick Franklin, so Mariners scouts could be trying to determine a fair asking price.

  3. Revenge of Stoneburner March 10th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Again from before – a possible destination for Ichiro:

    Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told Morosi on Sunday, via email, that the club is “looking at [its] own personnel” and “will continue to evaluate” outside alternatives for left field in the wake of Andy Dirks’ injury. Non-roster invitees Ezquiel Carrera and Trevor Crowe will compete for a spot to platoon with Rajai Davis, though neither has been impressive thus far in Spring Training.

  4. UpState March 10th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Revenge of Stoneburner March 10th, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    Well this might bum a few out here:

    The Mariners are again doubling down on the number of scouts they have at today’s Mets game, tweets Adam Rubin of Rubin adds that Seattle’s scouts have “been religiously attending Mets games.” New York has been said to have interest in displaced Seattle infielder Nick Franklin, so Mariners scouts could be trying to determine a fair asking price.

    Wonder what they’re asking from us ?

    Wonder how far we’re actually apart ?

  5. Revenge of Stoneburner March 10th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Wonder what they’re asking from us ?

    Wonder how far we’re actually apart ?


    Idk – but I fear the reaction from the lohud (as justified as it may be) if the MI ST acquisition ends up being Darwin Barney.

  6. Mottsx March 10th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Offer Dombrowski Ichiro and say thanks for taking him?

  7. Revenge of Stoneburner March 10th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Offer Dombrowski Ichiro and say thanks for taking him?


    Is that enough? Do we need to offer a gift basket as well? Free movie/theater tickets?

  8. Shame Spencer March 10th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Does Ichiro + Cervelli get you back a reliever and some salary relief?

  9. UpState March 10th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Darwin Barney.


    Not worth it.

    (‘it’ encompasses almost all current players)

  10. Hans Davenport March 10th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Still, are we really using what the Padres think of a player as the judgment standard whether a player is any good?

    No of course not. My point was that a comparison to Ivan Nova wasn’t valid. Now a comparison between Dean Anna and Bubba Crosby? That would be more like it. Tony Gwynn Jr. would be another. Hit 300 at the PCL last year at age 31. The list in lengthy.

  11. Jerkface March 10th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Even Darwin barney hit .299 in the PCL :)

  12. UpState March 10th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    …still not .330 or .329

  13. Hans Davenport March 10th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    …still not .330 or .329. Or .361 like our man Bubba!

  14. Hans Davenport March 10th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Even Darwin barney hit .299 in the PCL :)

    That’s great. Bubba Crosby went from .361 at age 26 in the PCL to and OPS plus of 46 in the major leagues.

  15. Hans Davenport March 10th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Personally I’m thrilled that Dino would be getting the chance. I’m just not expecting too much. Neither is Cashman I would guess. After all, the guy with the starting job ahead of him on the depth chart is 35 and has played a total of 200 games over the last 4 seasons.

  16. Patrick March 10th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Darwin Barney is basically a younger Brendan Ryan that can’t play SS. No thanks

  17. pkyankfan69 March 10th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Just found out I went to the same school as Michael Kay’s cohost… Whoopie!!!

    I’ve never felt so proud of good ole Ramapo lol

  18. pkyankfan69 March 10th, 2014 at 3:30 pm updated their Yankee top 20 prospects today.

    Nothing ground breaking but interesting enough to read through.

  19. Shame Spencer March 10th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Did everyone forget their 5 hour energy today…? Got that 3:30 feeling?

  20. Hans Davenport March 10th, 2014 at 3:42 pm updated their Yankee top 20 prospects today. Nothing ground breaking but interesting enough to read through.

    Thank you. Very worthwhile, informative post.

  21. MTU March 10th, 2014 at 4:09 pm


    I am disappointed by that Mets news.

    I would offer Phelps for Franklin.

    M’s would be nuts not to take that considering their current needs.


  22. Chip March 10th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Buster Olney has a report out that the Phillies could be a potential landing spot for Ichiro. They want a LH OF who can play all three spots.

    Given his salary and where they are relative to the luxury tax threshold, he speculates that the team would have to take back someone like Mike Adams who has a big salary and is coming off injury.

  23. MTU March 10th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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