Results for tag: Russell Martin
Posted by: nwyankees on Apr 28, 2011 at 12:47:44 PM

There is no way to tell if a players encouraging or underachieving start to the season will continue or not but so far Brian Cashman’s offseason signings have been a resounding success, overall.  He deserves praise for his strategy of signing many low risk high reward older players hoping that many of them would capitalize.

Andruw Jones and Eric Chavez are both hitting above .300 in limited action with Jones even adding a home run as one of his six hits.  An added benefit of signing Chavez is that he gives the team versatility since he can play first base and third base.  Freddy Garcia has only allowed one run in three appearances, two starts.  They will need him to continue this dominance.  Russell Martin has played like the All Star he was a few years ago

Posted by: nwyankees on Feb 15, 2011 at 08:09:27 AM

Jesus Montero is one of the top catching prospects in baseball, and even though the Yankees have the option of having Francisco Cervelli be the back-up catcher like last year, it would make sense to have Montero on the major league roster.

He is either their catcher of the future or potential trade bait to get an elite starting pitcher and the Yankees should see what he can do against major league pitching.  Even though he is only 21 years old, I think he is ready to be called up, and learn from Jorge Posada and Russell Martin.  Right now he is rated as the fourth best prospect in all of baseball, after playing 123 games in AAA last season, where he hit .289 with 21 home runs and 89 RBI. Cervelli has shown a knack for being able to handle a pitching staff, but Montero has so