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New York Yankees, Mets: Top Five Electric Arms In The Big Apple

Kathy Willens, AP
Kathy Willens, AP

With the New York Yankees loaded in the bullpen and the Mets stocked in the rotation, ranking the top five electric arms in the Big Apple is no easy task.

By Robby Sabo

Things turned from really good to nasty in the New York Yankees bullpen this hot stove season when Aroldis Chapman was basically stolen from the Cincinnati Reds.

Stolen due to the fact he won’t be tried for his domestic abuse case that the world heard so much about. Stolen in the eyes of Los Angeles Dodgers fans who thought they’d acquired him just several weeks earlier.

Now that Chapman won’t miss any time at the hands of Rob Manfred and MLB, Joe Girardi‘s bullpen comprised of the Cuban Missile, Dellian Betances and Andrew Miller has a chance to be one of the best in decades, no less years.

What’s more – while playing in the fantasy sandbox at the moment – is if that bullpen combined forces with the starting rotation in Queens, there wouldn’t be a pitching staff in the 146 year history of baseball that could match-up.

Of course though, it has to be proven on the field first. The New York Mets young guns proved it last season, but one season doesn’t make a career.

Since pitchers and catchers don’t report for another 19 days, we stay stuck in the fantasy sandbox and countdown the top five electric arms in New York City.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com