With Jesus Montero being given a chance to win the starting catcher’s job in spring training, the development of his defense has become an important issue facing the Yankees going into 2011. A few days ago, Joel Sherman raised a point that many have brought up:
The Yankees, for example, want Montero to win [...]
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This is a guest post from George Hadji, who can be found on Twitter at @GEHadji. He and I were having a discussion on Twitter about Gardner, and he graciously agreed to write the following post.
It is safe to say that Brett Gardner has exceeded [...]
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He should, says Greg Fertel after running the numbers:
Over 35 games(similar to the 150 PA I used earlier), Gardner stands to save 6.07 more runs in the field than than Thames.
That is a significant amount over such a short period of time, but [...]
Let’s continue the unintentional Curtis Granderson theme on the day.
Prior to camp, Granderson had visited hitting instructor, Kevin Long, in Arizona in order to pick Long’s esteemed brain about hitting and, specifically, hitting left-handers. “I wanted to get a philosophy that he had going before I got down to spring training and all [...]
I was listening to Buck Showalter on the Michael Kay Show the other day and, much as I love Buck from his tenure as Yankee manager, he said something that didn’t seem right to me. Upon being pressed by Kay for a prediction, he wound up reluctantly picking the Angels in 7 games. This [...]
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