Sunday, March 9, 2014
Posted by el duque at 8:18 AM
Five of the Yankee top 11 hitters thus far are catchers, which means they got off to a good start - and maybre - just maybe - it is because somebody is about to be traded. It would make no sense for Austin Romine or Francisco Cervelli to catch for Scranton - especially considering that JR Murphy - hitting .154, but with a HR - needs to play there.
Then there are the no-name middle infielders: Solarte (who appeared out of nowhere) Sizemore, Anna, Johnson and Pirela - all chasing two slots. (BTW, Nuni is hitting .235.) Without a doubt, this is the greatest opportunity in their baseball careers. The next three weeks will determine everything. But let's at least give them credit: They came charging out of the blocks.