The 2009 New York Yankees Bullpen Analysis

Jeremy KaufmanSenior Analyst IApril 15, 2009

The 2009 New York Yankees Bullpen Analysis

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 10:  Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 and  catcher Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees meet on the mound during the game against the Kansas City Royals on April 10, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Yankees won

Closer: Mariano Rivera

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 10:  Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches during the game against the Kansas City Royals on April 10, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Yankees won 4-1. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty

Setup Man: Brian Bruney

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Brian Bruney #38 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Chicago Cubs during their game on April 4, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Left- Handed Setup: Damaso Marte

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 12:  Damaso Marte #43 of the New York Yankees delivers the pitch against the Kansas City Royals on April 12, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Middle Relief: Edwar Ramirez

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 03:  Edwar Ramirez #36 of the new York Yankees delivers in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 3, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Middle Relief: Jose Veras

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 11:  Reliever Jose Veras #41 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals on April 11, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  New York won 6-1. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Lefty Specialist: Phil Coke

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17:  Phil Coke #48 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Chicago White Sox on September 17, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Extended Relief: Jonathan Albaladejo

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    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13: Pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo #63 of the New York Yankees throws in relief against the Tampa Bay Rays April 13, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Emergency Reliever: Nick Swisher

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    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 13: Infielder Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees pitches the eight inning against the Tampa Bay Rays April 13, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)