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New Yankee Bullpen

Here's an article written by Mark Feinsand analyzing the Yanks new arms.


Farnsworth, who will turn 30 in April, went 1-1 with 16 saves for the Tigers and Braves last season, posting a 2.19 ERA. The flamethrower -- who has hit triple-digits on the radar gun -- struck out 87 batters in 70 innings, holding opponents to a .180 average in 72 appearances.

Myers, who signed a two-year contract in December, went 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 65 games for the Red Sox last season, holding left-handed hitters to a .158 average and .198 on-base percentage in 95 at-bats.

In 52 games with Seattle, he posted a 2-3 record and 2.45 ERA, holding left-handed hitters to a .213 average. On the year, he held left-handed hitters to a .222 average with no home runs and just three extra-base hits.


Should Dotel return to the form that helped him save 36 games for the Astros and A's in 2004, he could give the Yankees one of the strongest bullpens in the league, combining with Farnsworth as a powerful 1-2 punch to set up Rivera.

We'll see how it will all play out, but for what Cashman had to work with,(available arms and BJ Ryan's price setting signing) I think he did the best job he could. I would have loved to see Danys Baez here, but did anybody actually believe Tampa would have sent him to the Yanks? Sturtz is a mystery and Small is the wild card, pitching short and long relief while being available to spot start if necessary. Al Leiter also is hanging around in the minors as added protection and I did like how he handled himself coming out of the pen, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.