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Sunday May 19th 2024


Sifting Through Some of the Yankees Prospect Hype

saw an interview of the Yankees' player development director, Mark Newman, by noted baseball prospect expert John Sickels, and was more than a little surprised at some of the spin Newman puts on various players in the organization.

Maybe surprised isn't the right word. 

This is spring, after all, when everyone is in the best shape of his life and Jeff Francoeur looks like he's turned a corner and the goat-footed balloon man goes whistling far and wee and all of that.

A little unbridled optimism isn't so inappropriate.  It's not like I expect the head of the Yankees' whole minor league operation to bad mouth his charges either, but I guess I expected a little more ...

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