Ten days left in Tampa. Here are some thoughts:
FIRST BASE BATTLE
Luke Woitte and Greg Brod did exactly what the Yankees were hoping for when they started when the camp began – to make it a difficult decision.
If we believe that Woitt had a "leg" based on his completion last season, then he did nothing to lose his job. And Bird did what he could not do for a long time – to play without pain.
Whichever solution the Yankees gave the final, and Scranton must have a very capable first gun to start the season, although general manager Brian Keshman said on the day that both Voit and Bird could make a list of open days if Aaron Hicks Not Ready.
The depth is not bad. And at this stage, it's important to know who these players are going to be. Voit is someone between Lou Gehrig and Shane Spencer. A bird is someone between Don Matingley and Nick Johnson.
Fans got to Bird, and this is not groundless. But there is a reason why the Yankees kept him ̵
Estevan Florial has missed many of the instruments this spring. It's very impressive that he still gets y-bats this late in the spring. He is not ready for a big league and has not played A-ball yet. But in 2005, Melki Cabrera did not do this year. A year of injury forced him to climb to the depth chart of the lower league and into big league for his debut. Florial is still a year or two far making more significant influence in the majors, but he has come a lot from this spring already. And his tools are obvious.
BRIAN KESHMEN said that Luis Severino had left at least May, given that his two-week exclusion from inflammation of the shoulders prevented him from re-assembling his shoulder. by Wednesday At this moment, without even failing, it's almost the beginning of spring training again with sessions of the bullpen and simulation games.
Kashman noticed that CC Sabathia is likely to come back sooner, but nothing more concrete than ever in April. Until they return, the Yankees continue to try to fill those holes internally, rather than signing one of the available free agents who are still looking for work, such as Dallas Keuchel or Gio Gonzalez.
Why do the Yankees prefer internal variations? That's what I asked on Cashman's day. Here is his answer: "We like what we got. We like the guys we have, we like the ceiling. This does not mean that we are opposed to external opportunities if these opportunities coincide with our level of interest, if their assessments of themselves – be they the player or the agent – correspond to our personal assessments of them.
different dynamics to her – how we value the player, what we think of them against what they think of themselves, what we think they need to be paid, what they think they need to pay, our needs and vacancies .
Candidates are Luis Sessa, German Domingo and Jonathan Loizig, and if there are no obstacles with Severino or Sabatiya, then it seems that remains.
GO EASY ON GARDY
I noticed a lot of hate Brett Gardner in my Twitter channel: a few things you need to remember about the past season when he followed the usual pattern of wear in August and September. if necessary, and not for design, the Russian judge came out with broken pieces, and Giancarlo Stanton suffered an injury to the popliteal tendon. Jacobi Elsbury was, well, you know. And Shane Robinson played pretty much like it was.
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A judge's resumption was damaged, so the Yankees did not add Andrew McCuthen until the end of August. A more healthy field would have given Aaron Bowne more managerial opportunities for the Gardner restraint who struggled with his knees and solved the problem himself.
Despite the fact that it's hard to predict a difficult upsurge, Gardner, even at 35, can not reach the average ODM .735, unlike last season's car. OPS 909
Gardner's protection is still elite and will earn him a lot of time. Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius are the only other Yankees who are considered true, as well as the defenders of the scouts.
Another thing that could be noted with Gardner is how hard he is. I got it this month – unconfirmed from the previous AL Al-Star Cup:
"It's a strike one, hit two, and then take one (one), a foul, take (m & # 39, two, two), foul … before you understand it, I have seven or eight AB steps to me, "said Pitcher.
Sometimes it seems that fans are just disappointed with that that Gardner did not become Ricky Henderson, Bernie Williams or Johnny Damon, but do not be mistaken that it brings to the table.
I understand that. No one thought that Bryce Harper would be Yankees, not me, in 2019. Ask my friends of SNY about proof
Two things to note, if you saw a TV show last Tuesday. John Flaherty quickly noticed how better Harry Sanchez was looking at blocking the ball behind the plate, and Willie Randolph noted how much he liked the Kyle glove Holder.
If Flaherty speaks of a spectacle, and Randolph speaks of an infielder – well, let's say that they have attracted my attention. Baseball is practically here. The opening day is now less than two weeks old. Happy days came again.