SLADE HEATHCOTT RUMORS

Reason for hope: In his write-up on Yankee prospects, Keith Law calls Slade Heathcott "legitimately a crazy person."

I believe that I speak for the Yankiverse in saying: We'll take him!Actually, Law quotes an unnamed scout, who questions Heathcott's sanity.  Two years ago, the night after a torturous magazine-length feature article appeared in the local newspaper detailing Slade's troubled youth - (we're talking shotguns, booze, abandonment, and living in cars) -  this is what...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Playoffs Start Tonight

Ten games at home. We need to win eight.Anybody wanna buy a bridge? Starting now, A-Rod must hit in the clutch. Beginning this weekend, Phil Hughes - or whomever it is - must be lights-out. In a few hours, Robbie's hand must heal. Maybe Slade Heathcott will jell! We must play better than we have all season. Eight out of ten. No problemo. Then, we need to drive to Baltimore and...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Trenton Loses Face of the Franchise to Retirement

After 11 years serving as the bat dog of the Trenton Thunder, Chase heads off into retirement with one final ceremony. (Photo from Trenton Thunder on Facebook) Since 2002, the Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have had hundreds of players wander through their locker rooms. They’ve had a couple of different managers and dozens of coaches. However, there...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Prospect Heathcott AIms to Make Part a Whole

TRENTON, N.J. – Almost any Yankees fan knows the story behind the story of Slade Heathcott, blue-chip outfield prospect with a world of talent. Heathcott, whose faith and girlfriend have shown him a path he can follow with comfort and confidence, is facing a key season with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. The 22-year-old native of Texarkana, Texas, is finding, despite accolades as...

Slade Heathcott & Tyler Austin: Yankees in Making

Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin have several things in common. Most notably, they’re among the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Both are outfielders with the potential to become elite hitters. Each has an interesting back story. They are also different. The 21-year-old Austin swings from the right side and came into the season with a .331 average, and 23 home...
Via Fangraphs
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees, riding high at .500, say, "See? I told ya so!"

They're the little team that believed. The pluck-filled Yankees, enjoying their underfunded, underdog status, are feeling pretty prime these days. Pretty pretty pretty prime. A bunch of knowitalls said this team was dead. But look: Riding tall at .500, with a two-game, rain-helped sweep in Swishertown. Three in a row, baby. Three in a row. Meanwhile, we won't have to worry...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Promising Prospects: Byron Buxton, Archie Bradley, and Slade Heathcott

This is a very exciting time of year for baseball fans. Not only is the MLB season well underway, the minor league season has started as well. It is always interesting to see how prospects have improved over the off-season, and how that relates on the field. Obviously, it is too early to make any assumptions on how good of a season a certain player will have, but it is always nice...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Trenton’s Heathcott Aims to Play with More Maturity

TRENTON, N.J – Yankees prospect Slade Heathcott was brutally honest with the media at Tuesday’s Trenton Thunder Media Day at ARM & HAMMER Park. The 22-year-old 6-foot-1, 197-pound native of Texarkana, Texas, the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect according to Baseball America, spoke confidently and openly about where feels he is at present. “Every day is a struggle for me,’...
Via Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Having Come A Long Way, Heathcott On Right Path

Last week, the YES Network aired an interview with Yankees outfield prospect Slade Heathcott. Coming from that interview was the feeling by some Heathcott could possibly replace the injured Curtis Granderson in New York to start the season. Naturally, with Granderson going down, speculation in all types of media would center on a prospect like Heathcott, who, someday, will likely...
Via Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 5 Lineup: 2/27/13

The Yankees are back at “The Boss” for today’s spring exhibition The Yankees are back at George M. Steinbrenner field today to take on the Baltimore Orioles. Brett Gardner will be playing left-field, as talented prospect Slade Heathcott will be patrolling center. However, manager Joe Girardi has said that Heathcott will not be considered as a replacement for Curtis Granderson...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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