Saturday, November 23, 2019

Yanks sign Zach Granite!

The Yankees have signed 27-year-old, LH minor league OF Zach Granite off the scrapheap. 

Before anybody revs up the Tauchman Talk, keep this in mind:

Despite his rock-hard name, Granite is a speed guy (25 SB) with no power (3 HR) and batted .290 last year at Triple A.

He's from Staten Island and attended Seton Hall. If he has relatives in Scranton, he'll win the Tri-fecta. 


8 comments:

13bit said...

Does this mean I should shave today?

Anonymous said...

THERE'S OUR LEFTY BAT!

ranger_lp said...

The Yanks have also hired a minor league batting coach...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/sports/baseball/yankees-woman-coach-hitting.html

Vampifella said...

I was like...OMG we signed Zach Gr...what the F is an -anite?!

Yeah, I had my hopes up that we got a real starter this offseason...

As for all these superstar coaches they've been signing. I'd love to see them turn sow's ears into Chanel Handbags. You are not going to turn Lyons into Ryans. Funnel some of that money into already reliable pitching, dammit!

13bit said...

An “Anite,” Vamp, Is someone whose religion revolves around the anus. Not commonly known

13bit said...

I was just doing research and discovered - and this is exciting - that the Anites were a primitive sect from which the Gammonites sprung.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Love the name! Next: Joe Hardy!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Just a quick comment on JM's friend pointing out that the Yanks were 5-0 when Stanton played in the playoffs.

Yes, they were. In the 56 percent of games he played in the playoffs, they won, and while some might question just how much his 1 run scored, 1 home run, and 2 RBI might have to do with that, let's be generous and say they were huge.

That only leaves the other 44 percent of games in which he did NOT play. And the 89 percent of regular season games in 2019, in which he did not play.

An athlete's first responsibility is to get himself into condition to play. Giancarlo seems to feel that his first responsibility is to cut his physique to win a body sculpting competition. Nuff ced.