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?