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4 weeks ago  ::  Nov 14, 2019 - 12:46PM #1
Rob
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The injuries that have haunted Greg Bird’s Yankees career did not follow him to the Dominican Winter League.


The first baseman made it through his week-long test at the end of October in the Dominican Republic unscathed. Bird and the Yankees wanted to find out if Bird had fully recovered from the plantar fascia tear in his foot that kept him sidelined for all but 10 games of the 2019 season.


According to NJ.com, Bird played in seven games for Gigantes del Cibao and went 3-for-24 with six walks and eight strikeouts. He then returned to Tampa to continue his offseason preparations.


Bird has not hit over .200 since his breakout 2015 rookie season, and has been limited to a combined 140 games in the past four seasons due to numerous severe injuries.


Bird’s future with the Yankees is unclear. He made $1.2 million last season and stands to earn a slight raise in 2020, but the Yankees could non-tender him to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.


For now, though, Bird appears to be healthy for the start of 2020 spring training if the Yankees opt to give him another opportunity.

4 weeks ago  ::  Nov 14, 2019 - 12:50PM #2
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 77,722

I pray they say goodbye to Bird.

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 7:03AM #3
yankoldfan
Posts: 8,584

Nov 14, 2019 -- 12:46PM, Rob wrote:


The injuries that have haunted Greg Bird’s Yankees career did not follow him to the Dominican Winter League.


The first baseman made it through his week-long test at the end of October in the Dominican Republic unscathed. Bird and the Yankees wanted to find out if Bird had fully recovered from the plantar fascia tear in his foot that kept him sidelined for all but 10 games of the 2019 season.


According to NJ.com, Bird played in seven games for Gigantes del Cibao and went 3-for-24 with six walks and eight strikeouts. He then returned to Tampa to continue his offseason preparations.


Bird has not hit over .200 since his breakout 2015 rookie season, and has been limited to a combined 140 games in the past four seasons due to numerous severe injuries.


Bird’s future with the Yankees is unclear. He made $1.2 million last season and stands to earn a slight raise in 2020, but the Yankees could non-tender him to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.


For now, though, Bird appears to be healthy for the start of 2020 spring training if the Yankees opt to give him another opportunity.




It's time the Yankees wash their hands of Bird, 3-24 wow... non tender him and say good luck...

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 8:33AM #4
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 17,194
Ford has to be higher on the depth chart now.  It would be nice if they could generate some trade value in him this spring but I don't want to waste any more plate appearances on Bird in the regular season.  If he excels somewhere else oh well.
3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 8:56AM #5
newinn
Posts: 34,031

I was one of the biggest supporters of giving Bird a full opportunity last season to win the first base job. They did, he didn't. Time for both the Yankees and Bird to move on

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 9:06AM #6
SSBob643
Posts: 1,560

I've also been a huge supporter of Bird but, yes, it's time for the Yanks and him to move on.


I do believe he'll land on his feet, maybe back "home" with the Rockies, and be a productive everyday player. I wish him the best.

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 9:08AM #7
newinn
Posts: 34,031

Nov 15, 2019 -- 9:06AM, SSBob643 wrote:


I've also been a huge supporter of Bird but, yes, it's time for the Yanks and him to move on.


I do believe he'll land on his feet, maybe back "home" with the Rockies, and be a productive everyday player. I wish him the best.




as do I. Kid has one sweet swing. Hope he can take advantage of it somewhere

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 9:20AM #8
SSBob643
Posts: 1,560

Nov 15, 2019 -- 9:08AM, newinn wrote:


Nov 15, 2019 -- 9:06AM, SSBob643 wrote:


I've also been a huge supporter of Bird but, yes, it's time for the Yanks and him to move on.


I do believe he'll land on his feet, maybe back "home" with the Rockies, and be a productive everyday player. I wish him the best.




as do I. Kid has one sweet swing. Hope he can take advantage of it somewhere




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And he's a really good kid. Hated to see him torn apart by some fans, especially those who claimed he "didn't care" because he's not outwardly emotional. He's had some tough luck...hoping he can bounce back. He could put up some big numbers at Coors.

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 9:48AM #9
newinn
Posts: 34,031

Nov 15, 2019 -- 9:20AM, SSBob643 wrote:


Nov 15, 2019 -- 9:08AM, newinn wrote:


Nov 15, 2019 -- 9:06AM, SSBob643 wrote:


I've also been a huge supporter of Bird but, yes, it's time for the Yanks and him to move on.


I do believe he'll land on his feet, maybe back "home" with the Rockies, and be a productive everyday player. I wish him the best.




as do I. Kid has one sweet swing. Hope he can take advantage of it somewhere




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


And he's a really good kid. Hated to see him torn apart by some fans, especially those who claimed he "didn't care" because he's not outwardly emotional. He's had some tough luck...hoping he can bounce back. He could put up some big numbers at Coors.




yeah, posters acting like they could look into a guys head always frustrated me also

3 weeks ago  ::  Nov 15, 2019 - 12:08PM #10
yankoldfan
Posts: 8,584

Bird had his chances, too bad he's always had the injury bug... Ford as put up some decent numbers, sorry though, I'm just not a fan of the way he's built, I see nothing but bad coming as he gets older... I guess like a good horse they could ride him until he breaks down ???

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