Girardi needed something to give his team a boost, and he got it with the Betances-to-Miller progression. Now he should go back to the book. The one that will tell him to let Betances do his job in the ninth.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.
“I’ve talked to both guys,” Girardi said. “They’re concerned about winning more than titles, in a sense of ‘I’m this guy, I’m this guy.’ That’s the sense that I’ve got from them.”
Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.
Dellin Betances has looked no where near the flamethrower who made the All-Star team as David Robertson’s setup man. And Andrew Miller has had just a so-so spring.
In 5 1/3 innings pitched this spring, the 2014 All-Star has allowed four earned runs on seven hits (6.75 ERA). He’s walked two, struck our four and blown a save.
All-time saves leader and iconic Yankee Mariano Rivera showed up at Yankees camp on Wednesday. Mo will serve as a guest instructor in Tampa.
When healthy, the Yankees’ top three of Tanaka, Pineda and Sabathia could be as good as any in baseball. The problem: they have to prove they’re no longer damaged goods.
Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young.
Brian Cashman left the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Thursday without needed pieces for his baseball team, but that doesn’t mean the Yankees are a finished product for 2015.
Joe Girardi reiterated to Sweeny Murti that he’s “not too worried” about who will take over for David Robertson, if and when the team makes a final decision.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed Tuesday he had no interest in retaining Robertson once New York agreed Friday to a $36 million, four-year deal with Andrew Miller.
Andrew Miller would have been happy to set up David Robertson with the Yankees. Now he’ll get a chance to take over as New York’s closer.
The Yankees had prepared for the possibility of Robertson’s departure by agreeing last week to a $36 million, four-year contract with left-hander Andrew Miller.