Sunday, January 3, 2016

Looking at the Yankees Bullpen w/ Aroldis Chapman

This time last week the New York Yankees bullpen was suspect, thin and for the first time in a long time a question mark. What a difference a week makes now that Aroldis Chapman was acquired to give the Yankees a three-headed monster at the back end of the bullpen. The Yankees went from having just two trusted bullpen arms to having one of the best bullpens in the league and potentially in Major League history. How does that bullpen look now that Chapman is anchoring it? So glad you asked:

CP: Aroldis Chapman
SU: Andrew Miller
SU: Dellin Betances
RP: Chasen Shreve
RP: Nick Rumbelow / Nick Goody / James Pazos / Branden Pinder / Jacob Lindgren
RP: Bryan Mitchell
LR: Ivan Nova

The Yankees once again have a ton of legitimate options and not enough spots to fill them all. Chapman, Miller, Betances, Mitchell and Nova almost seem like locks at this point although Mitchell could begin the season I Triple-A getting stretched out in case the Yankees need another starter. That leaves a laundry list of options for one (potentially two) spots in the bullpen that is headed by Nick Rumbelow, Nick Goody, James Pazos, Branden Pinder and the forgotten one Jacob Lindgren. 

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