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On Brett and Betemit

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 10, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

040908_23541.jpgGreat moment tonight as my pals Tyler Kepner and Mark Feinsand were able to meet Hall of Famer George Brett at the ballpark.

Brett’s looking a little one-dimensional these days but it was a thrill to meet him.

Meanwhile, if Wilson Betemit can’t be trusted to play shortstop more than one day, what is the point of having him on the team? He is 21 of 97 (.216) since the Yankees obtained him from the Dodgers with 40 strikeouts and only six walks.

He can’t play second, we saw that in spring training. So that makes him a third baseman and a first baseman. That’s what Morgan Ensberg is.

Betemit has long been one of these teasers who projects to be a valuable hitter. Except that he’s 26, not 22. Maybe he is what he is at this point, a .258 hitter who doesn’t get on base much (.331) and has occasional power.

Finally, did David Cone actually say what I heard he said? The YES Network, rated PG-13.

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