Used to be, to get a famous middle name, you needed to be a President or to shoot one. In rare instances did Yankee middle names become known. Here's my off-hand ranking of the greatest Yankee Middle Names.1. George Herman 2. Lawrence Peter 3. Mickey Charles4. Derek Sanderson5. Bucky F---g. OK, delete number five. Still, you with me? Hardly any Yankees - even the greats ...
Dellin Betances and JR Murphy both won it.Did our minor league system last year accomplish such a thing?Let's see. There was Preston Claiborne and Austin Romine... maybe Vidal Nuno, if you consider a guy taken from the discard pile as a minor league product. For the first time in a long time, two completely homegrown Yankees combined to play a huge role in a win. Enjoy it, folks.
Yes, the first weeks of spring training are jokes. But it's nice to see what competition fosters on a roster.Five of the Yankee top 11 hitters thus far are catchers, which means they got off to a good start - and maybre - just maybe - it is because somebody is about to be traded. It would make no sense for Austin Romine or Francisco Cervelli to catch for Scranton - especially...
Barring unforeseen circumstances, J.R. Murphy isn’t going to be the New York Yankees’ starting catcher anytime soon. Not with Brian McCann inked to a five-year contract worth $85 million. But that doesn’t preclude Murphy from having a bright future, be it in the Bronx or elsewhere. A second-round pick in 2009 out of a Bradenton, […]
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