The New York Yankees are looking for a way to win the ballgame.
They started with an MLB best 28-9 record and opened a 5.5-game lead over second-ranked Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East.
A key part of their success so far in 2022 is their bullpen.
Two sons in particular, Michael King and Clay Holmes, have become part of the team.
These two pitchers were acquired by the Yankees through business with the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively.
The Yankees’ insider, Sweeney Murthy, noted how influential both Relivers were on Twitter, saying that before parties could sell their receivers to the Yankees, they should consider what the Yankees knew about them that they did not know.
Clay Holmes, Michael King combined 6-1, 3 SV, 0.98 ERA, 56 K, 6 BB in 46 innings.
The next time the Yankees ask a team to trade for a reliever, that team is going to be surprised that they still don’t know about their own guy.
– Sweeney statue (anYankeesWFAN) May 19, 2022
The Yankees always find a way
It’s just the Yankee way.
They find the boys and turn them into key contributors.
The same is true of King and Holmes.
Holmes never had a family name in Pittsburgh, but the Yankees saw something in him that they liked and now he is one of the club’s most influential relievers.
King, on the other hand, never made it to the big leagues with the Marlins, but in the end, the trade that the Yankees made to acquire him turned out to be a steal.
King is 2-1 with 1.40 ERA per year, while Holmes is 4-0 with 0.44 ERA.
There’s something about how the Yankees do something that makes them a great organization with so much success and history.
The advent of King and Holmes is a perfect example of this.
The Yankees have a way of turning boys into stars and that way of working pays off for them.