IKF supposedly added 20 pounds of muscle, which should allow him to hit fly balls to the deeper parts of the infield.Looking forward to seeing all the muscles grown over the winter.
Just put these young guys on the opening day roster. I don't even care if it is bad for their development, I just want to watch them.Volpe 2-3 so far, he just stole two bases back to back. Check out the first one, a pitchout and still it’s not close.
Volpe 2BJust put these young guys on the opening day roster. I don't even care if it is bad for their development, I just want to watch them.
Phil Hughes said Volpe is ready for the show. Hopefully Yankees brass agrees.Volpe homers leading off the game. They used to call rookies like this “phe-noms.”
If Volpe stays hot, does Gleyber’s trade value diminish?He’s ready, more or less, but the question is what to do with the guys already on the team. If they trade Gleyber, then you know they’re planning to be aggressive with Volpe.
It's all a bit confusing, I did not expect them to still have this many infielders on March 2.If Volpe stays hot, does Gleyber’s trade value diminish?
I wish the answer was that they would just jettison the two worst players of that group, Donaldson and IKF, but I fear those guys are locked in on the roster.It's all a bit confusing, I did not expect them to still have this many infielders on March 2.
I think only 6 of those 8 can make the team, Boone said again a few days ago he sees Cabrera as an infielder more than an outfielder.
Well, that's probably because he isn't a "toolsy" type and doesn't seem to be a good defender.Chaparro's bat is legit, I was sure he was going to be taken in the rule 5 draft, but I think the reason he wasn't is that his future position is unclear, a la Austin Wells. 1B/DH probably, and those guys almost never get prospect hype (Chaparro was not in NY's just released top 30 on mlb.com for instance).
19 HRs in 239 ABs in AAA last year, it’s nice that no one took him in the rule 5 and NY gets another year to try to develop him.Well, that's probably because he isn't a "toolsy" type and doesn't seem to be a good defender.
But he seems like the kind of guy though that could come out of nowhere and have a few productive years, a Luke Voit type.
Might be a better inhouse option than Donaldson at 3rd.Aaron Boone goes deep in BP on his 50th birthday, bat drop and all.