Slinger is right. Although I wouldn't necessarily say as a rule that tall guys don't pan out, they do tend to have more problems. Bigger bodies mean more moving parts. More moving parts decreases the chances for consistency in the delivery. Consistency in the delivery is the key to command.
I'd give Betances one more season. If he still stinks it up in AA next year maybe its time to abort mission.
via mike vander woude, the yankees have activated eduardo nunez off the triple-a disabled list and sent him down to high-a tampa. It’s just a procedural move, he still needs to get back into a groove following the thumb injury and now he’ll get to stay close to the home base in florida rather than rejoin the traveling triple-a circus. I suppose the good news is that he’s off the dl a week before the trade deadline, eh?
I say trade Betances at this point. CC, Nova, Hughes, Pineda, Pettitte is a good starting point next season. If not Pettitte, Phelps.
Worst case is we stick with Betances and convert him to the bullpen, where he may be proven most successful. Maybe having a 6 foot something guy coming out of the bullpen is our best option here. He may be more comfortable there too
I'd trade buttances for an early DVD of Dark Knight Rises.
Turley 9 K in seven innings. Tracy goes 7 strong, Camarena debuts, Saxon Butler and David Adams homer.
Turley, Tracy and J Ram have really progressed nicely this yr. Hopefully they can all keep it up, it would give us a really really strong group of both Lhed and Rhed starters at the upper levels next yr. Plus we ll have a promising group in the lower levels with Depaula, Campos and Hensley
Nice to see Romine playing again