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The big kid is coming

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Mar 11, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Most fans at Steinbrenner Field are there to see – obviously – the Yankees. But there may well be someone else worth watching tonight.

Braves prospect Jason Heyward has gotten more hype than just about anyone this spring, and as far as I can see most of it has been deserved. Did you see this home run he hit the other day? Heyward hurt his back running into the wall on Tuesday and so he missed yesterday’s game, but is expected to travel from Orlando and play tonight.

Could he end up flaming out? Sure. Any prospect could. But this kid sure seems like the real deal and, as Darryl Strawberry said when he saw him, “If he stays focused and plays hard, he will be very special.”


Yankees clubhouse opens around 1:30 p.m. for – weather permitting – tonight’s game. I’ll have the lineup posted as soon as it’s available.




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