Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 10/22/12
Blue Jays second baseman Mike Aviles talked to Peter Abraham of the Globe about the fallout from his trade for a manager, his thoughts on Jose Iglesias, and his allergy to taking pitches. Since I can't be bothered to think about anything other than Jose and his future Gold Gloves piling up at Fenway, here's what Mike has to say about Iglesias' future: "That kid is special. He does things in the field I've never seen anybody do and I know I can't do," Aviles said. "His hand-eye coordination in the field is amazing and it's only a matter of time before that translates into hitting for him. It will happen. "I like Jose a lot. I was planning to talk to him a lot in the winter and I still will. He can do the job and I hope they give him the chance. It's fun to watch him play." On the one hand, listening to Mike Aviles talk about how he can evaluate stellar shortstop play is a little bit like hearing Nomar Garciaparra give ESPN viewers the ins and outs of postseason play (enjoy that ring, Nomar!). On the other hand, if he's a fan of Jose I'm on board with him. Thanks for the endorsement, Mike! In the aftermath of the trade, sentiment seems to be all over the place. On the one hand is the argument that it's amazing that they were willing to give up a major leaguer for a manger. On the other hand is the understanding that while Aviles surprised us in the field last year, he still was a .282 on-base guy with no ceiling. I feel some guilt in making fun of Aviles -- he was fine. He was acceptable. In fact, I do think he's a useful utility guy. But so is Pedro Ciriaco, or a handful of other guys that can be had. He was ultimately a redundant asset on a team with a lot of issues, and if unloading him is what gets us the right manager -- and the right shortstop, hopefully -- it's not worth crying about. Go read the rest of the piece; Mike seems happy about the trade and the opportunity to play. He also indicates some tension with Bobby V -- not that that's a surprise at this point.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Celtics legend Paul Pierce prepares for what ‘could be’ his last game in Boston

Free-agent WR Josh Morgan accidentally shot himself, charged with crime

Jon Beason retires after nine NFL seasons

Brewers Association sends Peyton Manning case of craft beer

Report: Police recommend charges against LeSean McCoy

Heat interested in Kings’ 3-point specialist Omri Casspi

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rick Pitino thinks Louisville should be fined $10 million for scandal

Browns LB Armonty Bryant indicted on felony drug charge

Report: Danny Ainge 'excited' at chance to add Al Horford

Pat Haden collapsed on USC campus

Colts on Andrew Luck contract: ‘It’s going to be a shocking number’

GW basketball coach kicked out of daughter’s HS game

Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson used to soak his ankles in urine

Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

Defensemen in high demand as NHL trade deadline looms

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Security guard indicted for assaulting University of Houston football fan

The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was

Mario Williams recognizes Bills may release him

Terrell Owens says Cris Carter 'begged his way' into HOF

QUIZ: Name every WWE Heavyweight Champion

Three NHL players who can cement their legacies like Peyton Manning

Top 11 story lines for the 2016 NFL offseason

Vince Carter: I’ll know when, but I’m not ready to retire

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker