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Chad Green could be a huge asset with more command of his fastball; Dellin Betances is working on throwing to bases; a look at how well prospects yield success

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“Chad, I said hand me the ball. This is a fuji apple!”
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Beyond the Box Score | Ryan Romano: Spring training is almost upon us and the Yankees still have questions regarding their rotation. One pitcher who will be competing for a spot will be Chad Green. This articles examines Green’s strengths and flaws, especially regarding the command of his fastball. When his command is on, it’s easy being Green. Get more command of your fastball, Green. Don’t leaving us hanging, Chad.

New York Post | George A. King III: Speaking of command issues, last season we saw what happens when Dellin Betances neglects to strike his victims out. His throws to first base were less than accurate. While the ideal solution would be for Dellin to just strike out every batter he faces, he has decided to work more on throwing to bases. Hopefully his training pays off. It’s either that or K everyone.

MLB.com | Andrew Simon: As we all know, the Yankees have a stacked farm right now. Having a good number of prospects can lead to success. This article takes a look at what certain teams have done in the past and what some new farm systems could lead to success. While the Yankees are not on the list, we all know how good their farm looks for the future.

Now let me take a trip down memory lane.