SNY.tv’s Ted Berg chats with Marc Normandin of OverTheMonster.com to preview the Yankees’ three-game series with the Boston Red Sox.
I’m not easily rustled from my not-so-comfy roost here at IIATMS HQ, but this morning, Reggie Jackson managed to rankle me quite a bit.
Now, before we review, I must say that I am a big Reggie fan. I was at the prime impressionable ages when Reggie was doing his thing in pinstripes. Heck, I was wearing my #44 jersey when my first was born years ago on Opening Day, 4/4, so yeah, I am a Reggie fan.
Except now, Reggie is repeatedly asked his opinion on such weighty things like the Hall of Fame. Sure, he’s qualified to know and speak on the subject, but his ramblings crumble under the weight of a distinct lack of rationality.
Reggie, have at it:
“Al’s [Alex Rodriguez] a very good friend, but I think there are real questions about his numbers. As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records.”
But what about Andy Pettitte, Reg:
“The question is going to be a guy like Andy Pettitte, who admitted that he got involved for a while, but who is so universally respected in the game,” Jackson said. “I think he’ll get in, but there will be a lot of [members] who won’t go.”
He may make an exception for the lefty, though.
“He’s an awfully good friend,” Jackson said. “I’ve known Andy since he was 20. I’ll leave it there.”
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SNY.tv’s Ted Berg chats with Cork Gaines of RaysIndex.com to preview the Yankees’ three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Via MLBTR and Ben Badler:
The Yankees have signed Venezuelan catcher Luis Torrens for $1.3MM, writes Ben Badler of Baseball America [EDIT: subscription required, sorry]. Torrens is ranked as the second-best international prospect in this July 2nd class.
The 16-year-old is a former shortstop and third baseman who converted to catcher in February. Staying behind the plate would obviously enhance Torrens’ value but Badler writes that teams have been drawn to him for his bat.
Yanks’ catcher prospect ranks get a bit deeper now.