Aug
11

Yankees call up Dellin Betances, send down David Adams

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The Yankees have called up right-hander Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton, the team announced. Seldom used infielder David Adams was sent down in a corresponding move. Betances has pitched very well since moving to the bullpen earlier this year (1.46 ERA and ~2.05 FIP in 49.1 IP), but this is about adding a fresh arm to the bullpen more than anything else. Don’t be surprised if he gets sent back down in a few days.

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  1. trr says:

    Adams will probably be back in Sept, sooner if someone gets hurt again. Lets’s give Betances a look-see; maybe he can help next year in the pen

    • Cashman's Mistress says:

      Except they won’t play him. If Nix is the answer, then they have no understanding of the right questions.

      • RetroRob says:

        Reminds me of an old Bill James Abstract. He’d write these detailed analysis of most players, where others he’d toss in a short, throw-away line if that was all the player was worth. For a forgettable player named Rick Schu (pronounced shoe) he wrote if the Schu fits, you’re a second-division team.

        Sadly, the same can be said for Nix, without the rhyme.

  2. Richard Leo says:

    Hope he can stick with team.There is no harm for letting him show what he can do with Major League hitter

  3. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Great. Let him hang with Mo for a few months and maybe learn the cutter as well as getting to see first hand how a true professional goes about his business.

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Is there even a spot in the bullpen bench for Joba anymore, or will he have to bring a folding chair with him?

    • YankeeFan says:

      I don’t see the reason why not to cut him now and start getting rid of the dead spots on this roster. I guess they think a contender will pick him up and he will revert back to old form.

      • Cashman's Mistress says:

        Their failure to move Hughes to the bullpen should tell you all you need to know about this org’s insane stubbornness.

        • SDB says:

          OK, so let’s say Hughes gets moved to the bullpen? Who starts then? Nuno’s gone ROS, Phelps is shut down with arm issues, Pineda’s shut down with shoulder issues, there’s NO starting pitching depth.

          • Cashman's Mistress says:

            Warren deserves a shot the rest of this year. In prior years, many others deserved those innings that Hughes sucked with.

            • SDB says:

              Won’t/can’t happen. With the way Pettitte and CC have been this year, there needs to be one reliable long man in the pen so every arm in bullpen doesn’t get used when Andy has one of his 3.1 IP/9 H/5 ER games.

              Warren’s not been throwing more than a couple of innings at a time lately – in the last few weeks I don’t think he’s gone over 40 pitches in any outing, so he’d need to be stretched out a lot.

            • SDB says:

              Won’t/can’t happen. With the way Pettitte and CC have been this year, there needs to be one reliable long man in the pen so every arm in bullpen doesn’t get used when Andy has one of his 3.1 IP/9 H/5 ER games.

              Warren’s not been throwing more than a couple of innings at a time lately – in the last few weeks I don’t think he’s gone over 40 pitches in any outing, so he’d need to be stretched out a lot.

            • SDB says:

              Won’t/can’t happen. With the way Pettitte and CC have been this year, there needs to be one reliable long man in the pen so every arm in bullpen doesn’t get used when Andy has one of his 3.1 IP/9 H/5 ER games.

              Warren’s not been throwing more than a couple of innings at a time lately – in the last few weeks I don’t think he’s gone over 40 pitches in any outing, so he’d need to be stretched out a lot.

            • Kosmo says:

              I would let Marshall or Huff take his turn in the rotation probably not now but when the rosters expand. They´ve both pitched OK baseball over the last month and 1/2 nothing great but it can´t be any worse than Phuckup Huge.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                They could be MUCH worse. Zero upside in pitching a journeyman like Huff. Marshall’s looked shaky, at best, in AAA.

                The rich lather of whatever over Hughes really does blind folks sometimes into thinking there’s actual better options right now.

                If Pineda was at full strength, he’d be your guy. Otherwise, I don’t see what’s really better than Hughes right now.

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      They might as well release him at this point. He’s about half a step up from batting practice pitcher. .

    • SDB says:

      Can we just give him a trampoline?

  5. dennyneagleshooker says:

    4 years later the killer b’s #cashfail that worked out great………

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      Killer B’s are well behind generation K at this point though there’s still hope for Banuelos.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        ….and Betances.

        But let’s talk as if every prospect works out and only the things your average fifteen year-old can remember count.

    • YankeeFan says:

      A lot of ifs as always with prospects but if Dellin is the real deal out of the bullpen and ManBan comes back from TJ surgery, you can potentially get a setup guy and a lefty starting pitcher out of those 3. I’ll take that any day. Both Dellin and Brackman were lottery tickets.

      • Cashman's Mistress says:

        Lottery tickets? First round picks should never be lottery tickets.

        Problem is, that’s exactly how this org thinks about player development. As some random set of numbers that either come in or don’t.

        Shudder the thought of actually helping develop a player.

  6. Bavarian Yankee says:

    Betances deserves the call-up, he’s been pretty good as a reliever and his walks don’t hurt that much in that role.

    • Mandy Stankiewicz says:

      1.63 ERA 60+ K in 48 frames since joining the pen in AAA.
      Give this kid a shot. Not everyone was made to be a starting pitcher, he might just be lights out in a MLB pen.

  7. mt says:

    Just my hunch, as far as Joba (not so much Hughes becuase Nuno, Phelps and Pineda are all hurt so there really is not a good replacement), I can see Yanks counting down days to September 1 (today is August 11 – 21 days to go) when rosters expand so Joba can be on ML roster and just be buried.

    I think Yanks will do everything in their power not to formally take action and release Joba before September 1. Why? If they release him, there will of course be lots of negative press coverage not just about Joba but about Yankees as an organization (how Yanks messed up Joba, the general Yankee failure to develop pitching). Yanks probably do not want to see that if they can avoid it (also Joba being cut to be picked up by a contender where he may thrive for a couple of weeks or make the playoffs while Yanks sit at home would be similar to sticking another knife into them.)

    Also Yanks, although they will not publicly say it, are not in contention anyway. Calling up Dellin is the only 2014 friendly move that keeping Joba can be deemed to have “blocked”. That is now no longer an issue since they have managed to call up Dellin without cutting Joba.

    I guess Jeter coming back this month is another risk to Joba’s place on 25 man roster but again they may just stretch Jeter’s return out to September 1 and/or send Warren or Claiborne down for a little bit (easier to send Claiborne down now since Claiborne has struggled recently).

  8. Matt DiBari says:

    In a sad way its almost encouraging that even as everything else in the organization goes to hell their seemingly never ending pipeline of middle relief remains string as ever.

  9. Kosmo says:

    Brackman, Betances and Banuelos

    Hughes, Joba , Hughes and IPK

    Noel, Johnson and Yarnell

    Taylor

    So many fall by the wayside. IPK still has something of a career and I´m hoping Banuelos rebounds from TJ and becomes everything this org. could hope for.

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