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Shane Greene

The former Yankee is having a career year. With a 0.87 ERA and 22 saves, Greene has been great for the Tigers. But the Tigers themselves haven’t been great. Their record is 27-52 which is good for a winning percentage of .342. In comparison, Jeff McNeil gets a hit more often than the Tigers win…

Greene still has another year of control after this one and will be an Unrestricted Free Agent in 2021.

How he fits: You can never have enough relievers. The Yankees are in the top 10 in Bullpen Innings Pitched and 3rd in K/9. The more K’s, the more pitches thrown. In contrast, the Yankees are 26th in the league in Starting Pitchers Innings Pitched.  While the Yankees have not quite lived up to the “Greatest of All Time” designation which they were labeled with, they are still having a very good year, and are 3rd in WAR.

But as the season goes on and the relievers throw more pitches, the bullpen will grow increasingly weary, and while the Yankees are anticipating the long-delayed arrival of big reliever, Dellin Betances, the time table is shaky at best, and we don’t know what he will be when he returns.