Results for tag: Jesus Montero
Posted by: Chris Shearn on Mar 6, 2011 at 11:20:14 AM

For this generation of Yankees fans, they were their version of the Beatles. The Beatles were dubbed the Fab Four; the Yankees had the Core Four. They were four homegrown baseball studs who built this Yankees dynasty from the inside out. Floating around like protons and neutrons in the nucleus of the five championship teams were Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and of course, the Captain, Derek Jeter. With the retirement of Pettitte, the Core Four is now down to the Big Three. And with Posada in the last year of his contract, it’s time to start thinking of the next batch of youngsters that could comprise the sequel.

So who are some potential candidates to try to fill the VERY big shoes of their predecessors? You know, the four pairs of shoes that are filled with a

Posted by: Chris Shearn on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:51:10 AM

A baseball player would sign for a 4-4 day in a heartbeat. Francisco Cervelli is 4-4. However, his 4-4 is not what a player battling for a roster spot on this team needs to endure. Cervelli has been to four Spring Training camps, and for four straight seasons something has slowed him down.

In 2008, he broke his wrist on a play at the plate; pneumonia slowed him down in 2009; in 2010 he suffered a concussion after being drilled in the head with a pitch; and his latest spring disappointment, fouling a ball off of his foot and breaking it. This latest time was the worst time for something like this to happen. The incumbent backup catcher was in a battle for the job this year with up-and-comers Austin Romine and Jesus Montero. Now, with the seasoned Cervelli out of the mix, it’s open