Saturday, March 29, 2014

Quick Hit: Yankees Pen Will Help The Rotation

The New York Yankees should have zero problems keeping the likes of Hiroki Kuroda, CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, and Michael Pineda fresh and well rested this season after the bullpen announcements. The Yankees basically have three long men in the pen that are also capable of pitching in middle relief.

There is absolutely no reason to run Kuroda out there for more than seven innings a start, no reason to let CC go much over the 100 pitch mark per game, no reason to let Tanaka get wore down in August and September, and no reason that Pineda should not be in the rotation all season long, innings limit or not.

The Yankees bullpen, on paper of course, is deep and versatile and should really help out the starting rotation. Barring injuries or bad performance the pen should never be tired or overused either which is always a good thing over the course of a season, ask anybody. I really love the way this bullpen was constructed, my only beef is having Thornton in it but what can you do.

I feel better and better about the 2014 New York Yankees the more we inch closer to Opening Day.

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