”We’re trying to get back to a situation where we can build an uber team and a sustainable one,” general manager Brian Cashman said. ”So we’ll see where it takes us, but that’s the effort that we’ve got going on here, and I think fans should be excited by that.”
Shortstop Jorge Mateo, catcher Gary Sanchez, outfielder Aaron Judge and pitcher Luis Severino were thought to be the best of their minor league system before the addition of shortstop Gleyber Torres from the Cubs and outfielder Clint Frazier from the Indians. New York views Frazier, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft, as a Mike Trout-type player.
”An electric bat. His bat speed is already legendary,” Cashman said. ”A very exciting high-energy guy that shows up for the national anthem in a dirty uniform.”
This weekend the New York Yankees traded Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians for a few teenagers that I never heard of. Apparently, these prospects are some of the best in baseball which means nothing this season as we’ll probably not see any of these guys until 2017, the earliest.
This started as a cute little deal that improves the teams future a bit. The Yankees get younger quickly and their farm system gets rejuvenated. Well, it turns out that Brian Cashman traded for Clint Frazier, a man with LEGENDARY bat speed. My god. Did the Yankees just trade for Roger Maris without anyone noticing?
The New York Yankees are winning the 2017 World Series and Clint Frazier is going to lead the American League in every possible statistic, apparently. Thank you, Brian Cashman.
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