[image title=”chan_ho_park_kick” size=”full” id=”16234″ align=”center” alt=”Chan Ho Park’s greatest MLB moment” linkto=”full” ]The current Yankee bullpen lineup of Mariano Rivera, Damaso Marte, David Robertson, Sergio Mitre, Chan Ho Park, Alfredo Aceves and Joba Chamberlain. A lot has been written about how formidable this group looks going in to the season. The Yankees probably have the most reliable, deep group of relievers that they’ve started the season with in years.
What is less written about is something that we don’t see all that often in baseball these days. The 2010 Yankee bullpen sports four different relievers who could genuinely be considered long relievers, and one more capable of going multiple innings. Alfredo Aceves, Joba Chamberlain, and Sergio Mitre all showed their starting skills in spring training. Chan Ho Park is a former starter who frequently went multiple innings last year, and David Robertson averaged over 2 innings per appearance in the minors.
I’m not too sure what the implications of having a bullpen capable of going so long are.… Click here to read the rest