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With a few exceptions here and there, the bullpen has been the stronger part of the Yankee pitching staff for the last few seasons. That'll happen when the greatest closer in the history of baseball is holding down the fort for the 9th inning. But it's more than that. The Yankees, for all their faults in building up the rest of their roster, have been very good at putting together their bullpens through multiple sources. They've generated some good homegrown relievers, they've signed or traded for guys who have provided above-average pitching production in late-game innings, and they've been masters of finding undervalued assets and getting decent production from them before cutting bait and moving on. A lot has changed from the last few seasons heading into this one, however, and those changes could have a major impact on the look and overall performance of the bullpen in 2014.