Wednesday, January 28, 2009

IS IT JUST ME?


OK! I get it that I'm a Mets fan and any comments I make about the other team in NY makes me look bad...BUT!!!

As I look at the Yankee bullpen I don't see much...I don't know why more people aren't discussing this..I'll dissect it..

Closer - Mariano Rivera - No questions about his stuff..BUT coming off of shoulder surgery as minor as they say it was, he is still in his upper 30's and any surgery then is a red flag...

Setup Man - Damaso Marte - He was a good lefty specialist in Chicago and Pittsburgh, but it seemed that once he came to NY he was used in a different role and was asked too much of himself..he posted an ERA of 5.40 in NY..I don't see how he is the new setup man...

Setup Man #2 #3... - Brian Bruney - Jose Veres - Edwar Ramirez - Jonathan Albaladejo - All of these pitchers are yet to be proven..YES they have shown some upside but to put a season on the line with a bunch of maybes is just stupid...

All you need to do is look across the street at the Mets last year and you'll see how a bullpen can ruin a season..

Relying on Marte and a bunch of unproven pitchers to get the ball to Mariano who may not be 100% on opening day is very un-yankee like..wheres John Wettland, Mike Stanton, Jeff Nelson..even a Jason Grimsley?

Maybe my memories of last year's Mets bullpen and the acquisitions of K-Rod and Putz has blurred my vision of a bullpen a bit, but as a Yankee fan are you trully happy with the bullpen as it stands now?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The reason that you don't see much is because the people who write for this site are morons.

Anonymous said...

THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE

abie said...

IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT IN YOUR BULLPEN THEN YOU ARE THE MORON...
prove me wrong and tell me why you are confident in your bullpen....

Ralph said...

ABIE I WAS TELLING MAX THAT THE OTHER DAY SO IT IS FUNNY YOU MENTIONED IT...I BELIEVE JOBA SHOULD BE 8 AND MO 9 LEAVING MAYBE 7TH INNING IN QUESTION IN WHICH YOU COULD USE ANY OF THEM AND STILL GET THROUGH THE 7TH AND HAVE A CHANCE TO SHUT DOWN THE GAME.

OBVIOUSLY SAMMY WOULD DISAGREE WITH ME BECAUSE HE WANTS JOBA AS A STARTER BUT ID RATHER SHUT DOWN A BUNCH OF GAMES THEN WIN A FEW BESIDES WE SAW LAST YR WHAT STARTING HAS DONE TO HIM.

ITS DEFINITELY A CONCERN OF MINE IM NOT GUNNA LIE.

MSR said...

I don't have any concerns. We have a bunch of young pitchers that got a lot of the kinks out of their systems last season. You can't knock them just because they're young. Look at their stats and you will understand.