What the New York Yankees have done with the recent Javier Vazquez signing is strengthen their bullpen to the point that it resembles the one they had during their run in the late 1990Æs. Effectively the Yankees have five front line starters that can hang with any in the American League East. From CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, the newly acquired Javier Vazquez, and Phil Hughes, a weak link is seemingly missing. Missing from the rotation is reliever, turned starter, Joba Chamberlain. The former Nebraska Cornhusker began turning heads in the Yankees minor league system where he sped through three classes in one calendar season, going 9-2 in 88.1 innings, giving up a minuscule 65 hits, while totaling 135 strikeouts.á That adds up to 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The questi ...
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