Sunday, September 24, 2006


It was pretty apparant today that the lower end of our bullpen is not a strength. Mariano Rivera. Scott Proctor. Mike Myers. And in some cases, Kyle Farnsworth. They are strengths.

Ron Villone? Not a strength. Ron Villone should not be on the postseason roster. He is useless. He has been completely unable to get runners out over the past month. It will be the utter failing of Joe Torre to put Villone on that roster.

So who should replace him?

We currently look to commit Mariano, Farns, Myers, Proctor and Bruney to 7 11 man playoff bullpen. That leaves two spots for Karstens, Rasner, Villone and Lidle. I think that Lidle's years will put him on the roster, leaving Darrell Rasner to take Villone's place.

Villone is a lefty. However, at this point in his career, his southpaw status has not found him success on the mound. He will be the Yankee's undoing if allowed on the postseason roster.