Results for tag: Jesus Montero
Posted by: Glenn on Mar 5, 2011 at 04:47:24 AM

At this point, Jesus Montero is in pole position to win a spot on the Yankees. 

Personally, I shared Michael Kay's sentiment and thought Montero was a favorite to win a place on the team even before Francisco Cervelli suffered a broken left foot fouling off a ball Wednesday. Now Cervelli is on the shelf for at least a month, and barring Montero's own injury or a full-on face plant in March, there isn't anything stopping the uberprospect from breaking camp with the big club.

Let's not let Cervelli get lost in the shuffle though. He's done exactly what he's been asked to do over his time in the Majors. From his broken wrist in 2008 to his concussion last spring and now the broken foot, Cervelli has had terrible luck. As he turns 25, there is plenty of baseball

Posted by: Glenn on Feb 28, 2011 at 03:27:22 PM

So we're a few games into Spring Training, and I have to say, I'm wondering where January and February went. If I blink, I might miss Opening Day! The main storylines surrounding the Yankees in Tampa have begun to play out, and after seeing the first couple of games, I just thought I'd give my take on some of the most notable kids we've seen so far. 

Ivan Nova - looked sharp in a couple of innings against Philly. I'm curious to see how he'd do if he pitched deep into his spring time outings, as Nova's problems as a starter in the Majors last season came around the fifth innings of his outings. Still, coming off a great showing in winter ball in the Dominican League, I don't think there's any way he doesn't claim one of the two openings at the back of the Yankees starting

Posted by: Glenn on Feb 26, 2010 at 04:46:11 PM

What’s up everyone! Long time no blog! 

After hibernating for the winter, I, Glenny G, am back on the blogging horse here at the dot com as Spring Training picks up steam. I’ll be based out of YES Central in Stamford, CT, with some random musings about the Yankees and more as things get into high gear down in Tampa. If you want more, hit me up on Twitter - @glenngiangrande is the handle. E-mail at works too.

• I think the Phil\Joba fifth starter storyline will be the most overdone by the time Spring Training is over, but the early leader is Derek Jeter's contract status. What a total non-issue. Does anyone think there’s really a chance he’s not wearing pinstripes in 2011? 

• Jesus Montero’s power hasn’t