(Syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)
Call me crazy, but I saw something significant in the small flurry of personnel moves the Yankees made last Friday. No, it wasn’t the end of the saddest SS platoon in history, although it did get a little dusty in here when I read that Reid Brignac was gone (not really). It was the commitment being made to the young guys on the active roster that stood out to me. In making that move to dump Brignac, call Alberto Gonzalez back up from Triple-A, and make Jayson Nix the everyday shortstop, the Yankees were also in effect giving the everyday starting third base job back to David Adams. Add to that the insertion of Zoilo Almonte into the everyday lineup for Vernon Wells and it looks like the Yankees are finally ready to follow the demands of tons of fans out there and let the kids play.
In Zoilo’s case, the decision can hardly be questioned. … Click here to read the rest