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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New guy in the ninth: Girardi names Aroldis Chapman closer

Of course, that formula won’t work every game. And even if it did, the top three relievers can’t pitch every night. So how does Girardi envision filling the rest of his bullpen?

Shown a graphic that listed five potential middle relievers—Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve, Branden Pinder, James Pazos and Jacob Lindgren—Girardi expressed confidence in his long list of young arms, and specifically mentioned one name that didn’t fit the graphic.

“I think these kids got their feet wet, and I think they understand what it takes to be successful,” Girardi said. “I think Nick Rumbelow is in that picture as well. I thought he threw well.


 

 

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