• How Ugly Is The Yankees Bullpen This Season?

    Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 · Comments (5)

    It’s this ugly.

    Comments on How Ugly Is The Yankees Bullpen This Season?

    1. Raf
      July 2nd, 2010 | 11:55 pm

      2004 ugly?

    2. Corey Italiano
      July 3rd, 2010 | 10:45 am

      Crazy, the Padres list doesn’t even include Bell…Who would’ve thought they’d end up being this good huh?

    3. Evan3457
      July 3rd, 2010 | 11:07 am

      Raf wrote:

      2004 ugly?

      In 2004, Quantrill was very good until Torre slagged him arm, and Gordon was very good until the post-season.

      This year, no one’s going well except for Mo.

    4. ken
      July 3rd, 2010 | 11:18 am

      For all the hate that Vazquez gets for 2004, Gordon was much more deserving of that anger.

      Also, I have always had a contrary view on Torre’s alleged bullpen mis-management: For his last few years on the Yankees, he had a lot of underperforming starters and limited reliability in the ‘pen. When starters have to be taken out in 4th or 5th inning and only 1 or 2 relievers not named Mo have a prayer of holding the line, it doesn’t leave many options. Not to mention the pressure from the then-healthy Boss.

    5. Raf
      July 3rd, 2010 | 11:26 am

      @ Evan3457:
      Yeah, but don’t forget the 04 bullpen included the likes of Tanyon Sturtze (1.39 WHIP), Felix Heredia (1.65), Gabe White (1.93), Esteban Loaiza (2.05), among others.

      ken wrote:

      Also, I have always had a contrary view on Torre’s alleged bullpen mis-management

      Same here; he was no different from any ML manager in that regard. He had his favorite pitchers, and his closer was used in the 9th inning, when the team had the lead.

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