It’s ridiculous that Francisco Cervelli is still on the $200 million Yankees. It’s even more ridiculous that he’s starting games for them.
For years, being a Yankees minor leaguer was like being a Broadway understudy: You tried to keep busy, waited a lot, and hoped something happened to the guy blocking your path. But nowadays, things are different.
It’s been 159 days since the Yankees last played, but hey, who’s counting? Now there’s only one day until Opening Day. Baseball is back! The last thing to do before the season starts is to talk to Sweeny Murti.
Score a -2 for the Yankees’ youth movement. Prospects Jesus Montero and Austin Romine lost out in their attempts to serve as backup to catcher Russell Martin on Monday.
We knew several days ago that Gustavo Molina had jumped to the front of the line to back up Russell Martin in the Yankees’ catching corps. That became pretty much official Monday when Jesus Montero and Austin Romine were sent back to the minors.
There are some burning questions around the Yankees, but the only one that’s sure to be answered during the next five weeks is who the Yankees 4th an 5th starters will be.
Yankees catching prospect Jesus Montero said on Tuesday that he wants “to be behind the plate” for New York in 2011. The youngster has company.