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Friday November 21st 2014

Yankees Trade Rumors: Rafael Betancourt Would Bolster New York’s Bullpen

the absence of Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees still have one of the top bullpens in baseball.

Adding Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt would make the Yankees hard to beat.

Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post reported on Sunday that the Yankees were one of several teams vying for Betancourt before the trade deadline. 

I know what you're thinking. A 37-year-old Rockies pitcher, help the Yankees? Get outta here!

Well, unlike most of his fellow pitchers in Colorado, Betancourt can actually produce. The right-hander has pitched to the tune of a 2.92 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 38 strikeouts in 37 innings for the Rockies this season. He also has converted 17 of 21 save opportunities.



Of course, the ...

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