Just when it’s darkest down on the farm. Just a faint glimmer, but three players showed up, doing something.
Carmen Angelini SS
Fernando Martinez RF
Andrew Clark 1B
Angelini was a million dollar Yankee draft pick, out of baseball for a couple of years
Martinez was a highly touted Met prospect
Clark has hit well in low A, high A, then retired last year and was playing Indie League this year.
This is the scouting report on Clark, back when
Clark has a straight up stance at the plate with a slightly open approach, somewhat low hands and very good bat speed. Clark has tremendous raw power with lift in his swing and bounced one over the 400′ sign at Turner Field against 90+ mph pitching to make that point. He’s aggressively looking to pull the ball and will hit around it on occasion, but shows the ability to dial up his swing when the pitching gets tough. He’s going to hit a lot of home runs before he’s done playing. It may be underrated but Clark is also one of the finest defensive first baseman we’ve seen in a long time. He’s extremely smooth and balanced in his actions and is going to catch everything near him.
As a favor to the fans in attendance, Girardi should top the order with Ichiro and Cano. That way fans can watch these 2 guys bat, then go to the head, hit the snack stand, and be back in their seats in time to see them bat again. There ain’t nothin’ going to happen in between.
luis June 27th, 2013 at 10:46 am
Good morning from NY..
On Arod-Cashman feud…. I think both sides are playing the media… Cashman should have been fired for such a comment, which means that the owners authorized such kind of talk… Arod wants to play and the Yankees want to collect the insurance money… Arod would be a boost to this offense even at 70-80 % of his capability.
On Hughes…. I am on his train too… I just don’t expect him to be the ace that he was supposed to become, just a good mid-back of the rotation SP.
Wells is only playing because they are facing a lefty. It’s obvious that as long as Zoilo continues to play good Wells will only play against lefties. That is fine since he has hit them ok recently and he has to get into the lineup once in a blue moon.
I think Gardner is out of the lineup because Girardi wants to give his legs a break. But they were just off on Monday so who knows. Hopefully it’s nothing more.
Alex Rodriguez informed Yankees officials in Tampa yesterday he isn’t ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment because his surgically repaired hip isn’t up to the task, a source told The Post last night.
Maybe the Yanks were informed days ago that he is planning on pulling this retirement thing so right now they are talking to MLB and figuring out how to get money back from the contract. It would make sense if that’s why they don’t want him to rehab until they talk to their contract/money people.
yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 11:13 am
As per what I said in the last thread, Gardy must have tweaked something. I can’t believe Mr. Plan Ahead would not have scheduled Gardy to play CF with Hughes, a flyball pitcher, pitching.
Hi Luis, welcome to Nueva York; glad to hear you are safe and sound.
As for ARod vs. Cash, I just want my Yankees back; I don’t want to have to hear my GM dissing my player or vice versa in the media. Cease and desist for the good of the ball club.
Hi YF… Just got back from Hong Kong, so I have a lot of jet lag… I misplaced your e-mail, could you resend it?
It seems like Cashman has gotten too comfortable with his job. Now he says whatever he wants and you never know what is going to come out of his mouth. I definitely think the organization can use a fresh face as the gm. It will never happen but I doubt Cashman even has the skills to rebuild this organization like they needs to do now.
Maybe cashman turns into a genious by getting rid of arods contract,making cc,and tex the only big ones left.
That would clear a phenominal amount of payroll,and cc,and tex would have only 3 seasons left,i believe.
Gardner could use a day off. Might as well be today vs a LH.
The Yankees are in the middle of a very long stretch, so it’s the right move.
The offense today has to come from somewhere. I like that Cano is getting another DH day, but let’s hope someone else in that line-up can come up with some big hits today.
I think arod is going to decide that he does not wan’t to be a part of this,and with the cashman comments,no longer feels welcome,and bails out.
With his personality,and the ny limelight,i think he bails.
All of a sudden,his hip won’t allow him to play?
Not buying it.
The will is gone.