Zelous, Antoan and Jim. (Oh my.)
Well, River Ave puts it this way, regarding our inking Antoan Richardson, a 30-year-old OF, to a minor league contract: "If nothing else, Triple-A Scranton will have one helluva leadoff hitter next season."
Yep. Go to Vegas and drop a wad on Scranton. You won't be disappointed. Plus, at only 30, he's a young prospect in the Yankees' eyes.
Then there's Jim Miller. We signed him. He's a relief pitcher. He's 31. He pitched an inning for us in September. Remember?
But the Best Name Award for 2013-14 to Zelous Wheeler, who is only 26 and will play 3B for Scranton.
Nothing against these guys. In fact, it's good to know the Yankees are signing Triple A veterans, because it shows they are facing the reality that their farm system is so barren that, not only is it incapable of producing major leaguers, it cannot even produce Triple A starters. We're signing veterans for Scranton, because we won't have youngsters playing there.
Maybe next week, we'll sign some hitters for Trenton at Double A. Wait a minute! What about the Charleston Riverdogs? Shouldn't we snag some veterans to hold down positions there, too? Meh.