Miami Marlins: Comparing Back End of Bullpen to Yankees

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Jul 3, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos (44) and catcher J.T. Realmuto (20) celebrate the final out of the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Miami won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

In a lost season for the Marlins, only a few bright spots have been seen. A national audience has recognized the play of Jose Fernandez, Giancarlo Stanton, and Dee Gordon

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However, not often mentioned in that conversation are a pair of lockdown relievers for Miami, Carter Capps and A.J. Ramos. It’s been a rough year for the Marlins bullpen, but it appears the Fish have found some go-to’s in the ‘pen come the later innings.

The bullpen was a disaster to begin of 2015. Steve Cishek, who was once a reliable closer for Miami, blew four saves by May 11th, notching only three saves prior to then. The Marlins experimented with late relievers, and found that the Capps/Ramos combo would prove to be the best option.

They were right. A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps have shown their worth to the Marlins. What has been a weakness all year is gradually becoming a sight to see for Marlins fans and baseball fans everywhere. Let’s compare them to the best back end of the ‘pen the game has to offer, the New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller.