The New York Yankees keep finding a way to win ballgames.
They’ve started off with an MLB best 28-9 record and have opened up a 5.5-game lead over the second place Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East.
One of the key parts of their success thus far in 2022 has been their bullpen.
Both of these pitchers were acquired by the Yankees via trades with the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively.
Yankees insider Sweeny Murti pointed out how dominant both relievers have been on Twitter, saying that before teams trade away their relievers to the Yankees, they should consider what the Yankees know about them that they don’t.
Clay Holmes, Michael King combined 6-1, 3 SV, 0.98 ERA, 56 K, 6 BB in 46 innings.
Next time the Yankees ask a team about trading for a reliever, that team is going to wonder what it is they don't yet know about their own guy.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) May 19, 2022
The Yankees Always Find A Way
It’s just the Yankee way.
They find guys and turn them into key contributors.
Such is the case with King and Holmes.
Holmes was never a household name in Pittsburgh, but the Yankees saw something in him that they liked and now he is one of the club’s most dominant relievers.
King on the other hand, never made it to the big leagues with the Marlins, but in the end, that trade the Yankees made to acquire him has turned out to be a steal.
King is 2-1 with a 1.40 ERA on the year, while Holmes is 4-0 with a 0.44 ERA.
There’s just something about how the Yankees do things that makes them such a great organization with so much success and history.
The emergence of King and Holmes are perfect examples of that.
The Yankees just have a way of turning guys into stars, and that way of doing things continues to pay off for them.