The Yankees used a five-run sixth inning to charge past the Cleveland Indians on Friday by a final…
A New Bull For The Pen
The following names have appeared out of the Yankees bullpen this season: Acevedo, Osuna, Hammond, Hitchcock, Reyes, Anderson, Choate and Contreras. Two of them have been good. The rest have been somewhere between "blah" and terrible, with a few too many leaning toward terrible. Let's face it; the Yankees have a bullpen problem. But what exactly is that problem? Hammond and Osuna are quality arms with good track records. But are they dependable at all times? Most certainly not. Hammond is a soft-tosser. He relies on junk pitches and change-ups to make up for the fact that his fastball can't break 90. Don't get me wrong; he's effective at what he does. He can keep hitters off balance and make them overswing, but he's also very hittable. Osuna throws harder, but he's not anyone's idea of durable having spent two separate stints on the disabled list so far in 2003. The Yankees needed a power arm in the pen. Someone who can go in, day in and day out and make sure that a...
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