2) Healthy Yankees pitchers will let them move on from Greg Weissert
Jonathan Loaisiga and Aroldis Chapman have been two of the weakest Yankees relievers this season. However, with their experience, it’s tough to remove them from the postseason equation. The Yankees have already lost several arms for the season which should have them carrying a few guys they’d rather not into the playoffs.
Greg Weissert, however, is not one of those guys to taxi along.
A master at pitching in relief down in the minors this year where he saved 18 games and posted a 1.76 ERA in 46 innings of work, Weissert’s time with the Yankees has been much different. Through 7.2 innings and 7 appearances, he has an 8.22 ERA.
But here’s something weird. Weissert is 3-0. He picked up a win against the Los Angeles Angels in late August and earned two more victories against the Minnesota Twins last week. Weissert was the benefactor of being on the mound at the right time to somehow have a horrific ERA yet a wonderful streak of winning.
New York might not have too many tough postseason roster decisions because injuries may ultimately determine who they bring with them. One more healthy player and Weissert should head back to Triple-A where he can continue to dominate against lesser hitters.