Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 8/9/12
At the onset of this season, actually a few weeks prior, I made a series of predictions. El Duque scoffed.The re-branded MUSTANG did not write off my incantations.I predicted:1.  Pineda would have arm surgery and not come north with the Yankees.2.  The " top prospect " we also got in the Pineda trade would never pitch for the Yankees and, moreover, was used kleenex as far as talent goes.3.  That Banuelos would have surgery and not pitch for the Yankees (  I now think he will never pitch for the Yankees).  Don't forget, all the Yankee scouts and former players were calling him the next, Ron Guidry.4.  That Bettances was a too-tall geek who could not pitch strikes.5.  That the entire idea of, "a great yankee abundance of young catching talent," was a typical front office lie.6.  That Tex would never bunt or hit to the opposite field ( except when swinging late unintentionally) to beat the shift.7.  That this team was bound to suffer some meaningful injuries during the season ( due to its
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