• Edwar Ramirez 2009

    Posted by on November 18th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Hardly used in April, Edwar Ramirez was stellar in May. But, then he was brutal in June. Yet, in July, Edwar was as impressive as he was in May. However, in August he was just as ugly as he was in June – and then he was barely used in September. At this point, both his skill and role are questionable at this point. He very well may turn out to be the Yankees’ secret weapon in 2009. Then again, he may not even make the team out of Spring Training.

    Just getting as far as Ramirez has, to date, is a heckuva story. Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess – and their folly too…if they think they know for sure…

    Comments on Edwar Ramirez 2009

    1. RollingWave
      November 18th, 2008 | 2:37 am

      he’s your generic reliever, maybe slightly better , he’s overall results will usually be decent enough, but one shouldn’t bank on him in a tough spot.

    2. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      November 18th, 2008 | 7:44 am

      Until he reduces his HR rate (13 in 76 career innings), Ramirez should not be trusted with any important innings. That rate is Mike Timlin circa 2008. Or, put another way, Mike Timlin, who has been cooked for two years now, had a lower HR rate for the last two seasons than young Mr. Ramirez, 1.38 in a hair over 100 innings to 1.53 in 76 innings.

    3. gphunt
      November 18th, 2008 | 7:54 am

      Definitely no more than a middle reliever type. He should be the 5th or 6th man out of the bullpen.

    4. antone
      November 18th, 2008 | 10:13 am

      I think Edwar is going to have to earn his spot in the bullpen this year. I don’t see him as a lock to make their pen.


      After that I think it’s wide open…unless I’m missing someone, I don’t think anyone else has earned a spot for this season yet.

    5. Corey
      November 18th, 2008 | 11:31 am

      he’s going to need another pitch to be effective, IMO. People just sit on his change-up…his fastball doesn’t have the velocity to blow people away. Either that or hes gonna have to pound people in with his fastball more

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