There is still time and money to bring another veteran reliever, but the unit won’t be elite unless a couple of pitchers already on the roster take the next step.
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By betting big on a handful of inconsistent performers with sky-high potential, the Yankees have positioned themselves for a season with an enormous range of outcomes.
In the context of a team that is maddeningly focused on cutting costs, the Yankees have chosen the right strategy.
The rotation was an ambitious ask, but the Yankees’ pitching youth movement now might shift to the bullpen.
Fans love to rag on Sánchez for not being better and not working hard. While he does need to be better in 2021, he’s one of the hardest workers out there.