Friday, May 10, 2013

Dellin Betances To The Bullpen

Joel Sherman recently broke news that surprises just about nobody.
"...the Yankees have decided to move Betances to the bullpen at Triple-A"
The reason for the move, given by Brian Cashman, is that Dellin is out of options so the team has pretty much gotten to the point where it was one (starter) or the other (reliever). Given Dellin's issues with control, the team has decided to go with "the other".

Betances has an ERA of 6.09, along with a WHIP of 1.721, in 119.2 innings pitched in AAA. The main culprit for such ineffectiveness lies in his walk rate, which in AAA stands at a gigantic 7.5 BB/9.

I'm sure Dellin's right arm problems, which have ranged from his forearm to his elbow to his shoulder, is the reason, which means that perhaps he still has a good future in baseball. But the time has come for the Yankees to make a decision, and they feel that Betances' chances of helping the team more will come from the bullpen.

I can't say I blame them. Heck, this decision probably should have been made a while ago.

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