Why the Yankees Should Lean on Their Best Relievers in 2014

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Why the Yankees Should Lean on Their Best Relievers in 2014
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Although the Yankees are pretty well situated in the late innings, their bullpen is likely to be one of their weaknesses this year. David Robertson will slide seamlessly into the closer's role, while Shawn Kelley and Matt Thornton should form a solid righty-lefty combo in the seventh and eight innings, but things get a little dicey after those front three. The team's other bullpen options -- Preston Claiborne, Adam Warren, Dellin Betances, Matt Daley, Jim Miller, Chris Leroux, Vidal Nuno, Cesar Cabral, and Fred Lewis -- all have their merits, but are almost entirely unproven at the big league level. Of course, any one of these pitchers can establish himself with a strong month or two, but for now at least, these guys are probably best suited for lower-leverage situations...

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