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New York Yankees rumors: who should close?

The Yankees are still feeling the effects of the post-Rivera era, and are still trying to find their long-term closer. The latest news of David Robertson going to the White Sox means that the Yankees must decide who is going to close out their games. They have a couple of options they could go with that includes Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, or they could choose to go into free...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees find their shortstop and bolster their bullpen

The New York Yankees have finally made a splash in free agency. They have traded for their next shortstop, Didi Gregorius, and have bolstered their bullpen with the signing of Andrew Miller. Gregorius may not be a strong hitter, but he is a very good defender with a lot of potential. Last season he hit .226 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but only played in 80 games, which is a relatively...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Andrew Miller to the Yankees

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Scratch one name off of the Red Sox wish list this off-season. Former Red Sox reliever, Andrew Miller, signed a 4 year $36 million deal with the New York Yankees today.The club announced the move earlier today. Miller is coming off of a career year. In 73 games, Miller pitched 62.1 innings, had an astonishing 2.02 ERA, and had 103 strikeouts...
Via RedSoxLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Dellin Betances new closer?

The New York Yankees won’t be facing a huge dilemma if closer David Robertson decides not to return to the team in 2015 because they have Dellin Betances as backup. Betances made his MLB debut in 2011 and has proved to be a powerful pitcher since. In 2014 he struck out 135 batters in 92.1 innings with a 1.40 ERA and .78 WHIP. Given his history with the Yankees and amazing first...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden backs Dellin Betances as Yankees’ Closer

With New York Yankees closer David Robertson hitting free agency for the first time in his career, the club is uncertain about his return to the Bronx. The next arm in line for the role, if Robertson were to depart, would be right-hander Dellin Betances. In his first full season in the bigs, Betances earned an All-Star appearance during a season where he totaled 90 innings-pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Betances A Finalist for 2014 AL ROY

Yankees Universe received some pleasant news yesterday when reliever Dellin Betances was named a finalist for the 2014 AL Rookie of The Year (ROY) Award. Betances faces some stiff competition, however, as he will have to beat out the favorite for the award, White sox slugger Jose Abreu. Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is also a finalist.For those who bet on baseball--and for the...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances: Bright spot in gloomy season

The New York Yankees have had a rotten season by many team’s standards, let alone their own 'win a championship every year' motto. But, amid the gloom was a very bright spot, one that was pretty unlikely; the emergence of Dellin Betances.Betances etched his name into the Yankees’ record book by striking out two batters in Wednesday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The strikeouts...
Via Yankees Unscripted
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances is the Next Great Closer

Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees is one of the most elite relief pitchers in the MLB. Despite flying under the radar nationally, the intimidating set-up man has put together a remarkable season. With a high-90s fastball and a filthy breaking ball that drops off the table, Betances has the stuff and the look […] The post Dellin Betances is the Next Great Closer appeared first...
Via Outside Analysis
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Three honorable All-Stars

Three Yankees: one veteran, two rookies will represent their team for the American League All-Star team. Selected by fans and players, Derek Jeter, Masahiro Tanaka, and Dellin Betances have officially been named 2014 All-Stars! I personally love the All-Star game. I know it doesn’t mean much, but I always like the idea of having different players at the top of their league come...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances is the Future of Pitcher Usage

  New York Yankees pitcher at after a Yankees – Angels game, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In almost every game for the Yankees, there lurks a 26 year old who more closely represents Sasquatch than a bullpen pitcher.  Said pitcher, Dellin Betances, and the Yankees are revolutionizing the game with very few casual fans outside of the Yankees fan base even realizing this phenom exists...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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