Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Yankees May Use Manny Banuelos In Bullpen In '14

According to ESPN New York the New York Yankees may use one of our best pitching prospects Manny Banuelos out of the bullpen in 2014. This actually makes a ton of sense for the Yankees since Manny is coming off of Tommy John surgery and did not pitch a single professional inning last season. While it would be nice to build up innings as a starter, where I think he would ultimately be, the clock is ticking on Banuelos literally and figuratively so we need performance out of Banuelos now, not next season and not in AAA again.

Banuelos is only 22 years old and has a live arm and has already made Major League hitters look silly, albeit in Spring Training, so why the hell not right? Between him, Cesar Cabral, and Matt Thornton we would have a serious bunch of guys coming at you from the left side of the rubber.


  1. That is the way to go Daniel! With projection of 3 lefties in the BP it will or could be, a war of match-ups in the later innings.

    1. Also Banuelos could go multiple innings, can get out right handers, and could be really versatile while being eased back into professional baseball. Send him to winter leagues next season and bring him in as a starter in 2015.


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