Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Posted by el duque at 6:36 AM
But yesterday, they crapped the futon.
How, how, HOW could they let Mariano Rivera's son go the Nats in the 4th round? This is a disgrace. This is the franchise that signed Mickey Mantle's son. It signed Yogi Berra's son. It signed Jim Hegan's son. It signed Thurman Munson's son. It signed Kevin Long's son. It signed Phil O'Neill's nephew. If Derek Jeter had a kid - he didn't, because he was married to the Yankees - the team would have drafted him, even if he played golf. Mariano's son is a legitimate prospect, a pitcher in the NYC area, right in front of their well picked noses, and the Yankees didn't draft him? WTF?
Now - get this: Instead of drafting Mariano Jr., they chose an OF named Jeff Hendrix from Oregon State. And no sooner did the Yankees select the poor guy than the so-called MLB experts announced that Hendrix projects to be... drum roll, please... a fourth outfielder. Yes, a fourth outfielder. A Chris Young. A Ben Francisco. A Thomas Neal. A Melky Mesa. A Zolio Almonte. A fourth outfielder. Whoopie.
Listen: I bear no ill will to Jeff Hendrix. I hope he shows me up. But the Evils slipped the bit. As of now, Mariano Rivera is a Washington National. Poorly played, Mr. Cashman... poorly played.