JABO: Exercising Patience with Dellin Betances

Last year, Dellin Betances was one of baseball’s elite relievers, throwing 90 dominant innings out of the Yankees bullpen. He was a young bright spot on a team full of old disappointments, flashing the kind of stuff and command that gave the Yankees confidence to let David Robertson leave via free agency. With a 97 […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Closer Carousel Continues

Keith AllisonDellin Betances came on in the 8th inning for the New York Yankees, trailing 2-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays. His struggles from Spring Training continued in his first appearance of the MLB season, walking two batters, giving up a hit and a run scored.  The Yankees scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th off Brett Cecil (blown save, runs charged to Aaron Loup) and...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Bullpen Off To A Good Start for 2015

Thanks to an eighth inning implosion by the Blue Jays bullpen, the Yankees won their first game of the season last night.  Of course, that implosion doesn't necessarily mean that Toronto's bullpen is doomed. It has only been two games, a very small sample size. The opposite can be said about the Yankees bullpen. They have performed well, but that doesn't mean they will be the best...
Via Lady At The Bat
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To Opening Day 2015: New York Yankees Edition

Get your happy dances ready Yankees fans! Today, the Bronx Bombers take the field and start the marathon known as the 2015 season. Here at the Lady At The Bat, season predictions are in, pencils are down and it’s time to watch the glorious season unfold. First up for the Yankees are the division rival Blue Jays. In fact, 15 of the Yankees 22 April regular season games are against...
Via Lady At The Bat
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why do we need a closer?

Many things have changed over the past several years about the way baseball is run. Sabermetrics has changed the way that general managers have built teams all the way down to the field level where managers have used defensive shifts to exploit the flaws in certain batters. One thing that hasn’t changed much is the rigid use of the bullpen. The need to have a 7th inning guy, 8th...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Battles In Home Stretch

With a little more than a week left before Opening Day, Spring Training position battles are entering the home stretch. Right now, of the major competitions, only one appears to have an obvious winner. Another was dropped into someone's lap. The others aren't so clear-cut.Fifth Starter: Adam Warren is the obvious winner here. He has blown the other candidates out of the water...
Via Lady At The Bat
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Yankees Will Win the AL East

This might be the hardest team to predict in all of baseball. Luckily I won’t have to predict and all I will have to do is tell you why the New York Yankees will win the American League East. I know plenty of people, including Yankee fans, who are already writing this team off. “They’re too old, too many injuries, they can’t hit.” Well that may all be true from last year’s...
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Close for the Yankees?

One of the many question marks for the New York Yankees going into the 2015 season is who should take over for David Robertson as the closer. The two main candidates are, as many people know, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. Neither player has closed games in the past but will be counted on to do so this season. While I do not fully believe in the concept of a closer as it is...
Via Baseball Essential
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Dellin Betances

Dellin Betances is 27 years young today. Standing 6 foot 8 and wearing number 68, he exploded onto the scene at 100 miles per hour last season and made everyone take notice.Born in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and raised on the Lower East Side, Betances grew up a Yankees fan. He attended games with his family during his youth. In 1998, at the age of 10 years old,...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances, Dominant and Deceptive

I don’t have to be talked into writing posts about Dellin Betances. If I just supplied 10 consecutive GIFs of his fastball followed by his breaking ball, we’d probably all walk away happy (don’t worry, there will be plenty of GIFs). It’s special when a pitcher comes along and dominates major league hitters with just two […]
Via Fangraphs
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Twitter ignores A-Rod’s first home run, this is going to be a fun season

There are few things more obnoxious to me on Twitter than detailed play by play of exhibition games.  I react much like Jonah Keri does whenever there’s an impromptu concert on an airplane.  It takes a special kind of perseverance to not click the unfollow button when someone is flooding your timeline with frantic updates from a game that doesn’t count.  With that said, the...
Via Awful Announcing
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dellin Betances to debut Sunday

Dellin Betances will pitch in relief tomorrow afternoon against the Nationals at George M. Steinbrenner Field, according to beat writer Bryan Hoch. This will be the spring training debut for the 6 foot 8 inch righty. Betances figures to be the team’s closer, although manager Joe Girardi has hinted at possibly going with a dual threat of Betances and lefty Andrew Miller. Miller...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Dellin Betances be the New York Yankees’ next great closer?

Spring training is finally under way and baseball fans are rejoicing. While there are many interesting debates going on such as Alex Rodriguez’s early return and C.C.’s weight gain, the common question continues to arise: who will close for the New York Yankees? Previous closer, David Robertson, was a free agent and decided to sign with the Chicago White Sox for $46 million over...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Betances, Miller or both for Yankees' closer?

The New York Yankees have a situation that many teams would kill for; two incredibly capable relievers vying for the ninth-inning job. Right-hander Dellin Betances and lefty Andrew Miller entered camp as the close-out options for manager Joe Girardi.Girardi has stated that he would like to settle the issue before Spring Training ends, but also said he felt comfortable utilizing...
Via Yankees Unscripted
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees As Good As Any Team In AL East

New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances The New York Yankees head into the 2015 season having missed consecutive postseasons for the first time in two decades. Winning the World Series had always been the benchmark in Gotham, but the bar of expectation is set very low this season for the Yankees; though it shouldn’t be. The 2015 Yankees are as good as any team in the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: New York Yankees

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (13) | 2013 (11) | 2012 (6) | 2011 (5) | 2010 (22) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [84-78] AL East AAA: [68-76] International League - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre AA: [67-75] Eastern League - Trenton A+: [71-68] Florida State League - Tampa A: [71-69] South Atlantic League - Charleston A(ss): [37-38] New York-Penn League - Staten Island...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Defense Good Enough for Playoff Contention, The Rest?

If there’s one underlying theme to the New York Yankees’ winter, it’s been improving the defense. Whether that means addition by subtraction with Derek Jeter‘s retirement, keeping together another strong bullpen lead by strikeout machine, Dellin Betances, or simply getting younger and more athletic, it has all contributed to the same cause. Keeping runs off the board. Last...
Via Baseball News Source
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Five Possible Outcomes in 2015

It seemed like such a dismal failure, but the New York Yankees actually finished as the second best team in the American League East last season. We discovered: Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances and what Brett Gardner‘s power looks like. We said goodbye to: Brian Roberts, Alfonso Soriano and, by the end, Dave Robertson and Hiroki Kuroda. By the end, we were excited about: Jacoby...
Via Baseball News Source
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should be the New York Yankees closer?

In 2013, the Yankees lost an iconic player who is arguably the best closer of all time. This Yankee pitcher, Mariano Rivera, currently holds the MLB record for career saves with an astonishing 652 saves. When he retired, the Yankees faced a tough decision as to who would be their future closer. For the 2014 season, Joe Girardi opted to go with a homegrown Yankee pitcher, David Robertson...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Don't look now, but Boston has completely retooled

Sometimes, it doesn't seem fair.You look at the Yankee farm system, where top prospects go to Trenton and vanish like 1980s kids on milk cartons, and you wonder what's wrong? Last spring, we finally unveiled a legitimate impact rookie - Dellin Betances - and he was 28. (Shane Greene, who arrived later, and we subsequently traded, was 25.) Meanwhile, the Redsock machine pumps out...
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Bullpen:- The Best In Baseball?

Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees celebrates their 9-3 win against the Boston Red Sox with teammates Brian McCann #34 and Dellin Betances #68 during the game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With the 2015 major league baseball season fast approaching, a different feeling in the air surrounds the New York Yankees. Besides an...
Via The Sports Journal
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Bullpen Projection for 2015

The New York Yankees’ bullpen features Dellin Betances, beastly righty pictured above, but other members will have to step up and make an impact. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) The New York Yankees’ bullpen will have to shoulder major responsibility in 2015. With Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and other New York starting pitchers having health concerns, it...
Via The Sports Journal
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

After all the recent upheaval, has the Yankee bullpen improved? The answer may depend on how we read Hemingway.

I like the idea that the Yankees have gotten slightly younger. Everyone does. But unless we sign some farm-fresh 17-year-old Cuban, or shoot off into some Christopher Nolan wormhole, the 2015 Yankees will still be more ancient than the $99 stadium dirt from Steiner Collectibles. Lately, I've seen a few ridiculous claims popping up around the Yankiverse about some "super bullpen,...
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

And Then There Was One: Yankees Trade Banuelos To Braves

The "Killer B's," comprised of Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman, were once the future of starting pitching for the New York Yankees. Of the three, Banuelos seemed to have the most potential. I, myself, could have bet that, though he was younger than the other two, Manny Banuelos would be the first to have success on a Major League mound.Well, we all know how...
Via Lady At The Bat
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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