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SLADE HEATHCOTT RUMORS

The Scranton Effect

There is a sad song that tells the story of what happens to eager young Yankees who are sent to Scranton.This is the story of two.Rob Refsnyder - who hit .426 in spring training for the Yankees.Slade Heathcott - who hit over .300 and was awarded the Yankee's " rookie of the year " award for spring training.Slade is an outfielder who can play any position.  But he is blocked by Carlos...

Old Heathcott slayed? “I have been a negative influence, a bad influence, all my life, with how to go about things and fighting the system and making excuses and complaining and things like that. But I decided I was done making excuses. I was done complai

This spring, the Yankees' prodigal son - now 24, and in his 7th year as a pro - played his way onto the Triple A roster. Yep, Slade Heathcott has made it... to Scranton!Tonight, he starts in the anthracite capital of Pennsylvania, the former home of Dwight Shrute, (who is now Backstrom). He's a dad, he's eating right, he's no longer crazy-*******-loco, and if he can stay healthy...

Future Is Now for Yankees Slade Heathcott

Expectations can be a facsimile of reality. The idealistic thoughts appear more fortuitous than the actual situation. Adaptability becomes a challenge and external factors ultimately transform career direction. Obstacles provide a different meaning to life. Perspective is gained for minimalist gifts bestowed upon of us each day and profession does not define your identity. Slade...
Via Baseball Essential
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Re-Sign Slade Heathcott

Slade Heathcott batted .271 with 19 extra-base hits for Charleston. (Mandatory Credit:-Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com) After not being tendered a contract in November, outfielder Slade Heathcott is back with the New York Yankees on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training according to Joel Sherman. Heathcott, 24, was the 29th overall pick in the 2009 draft as a compensation...
Via The Sports Journal
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Slade Heathcott, the man who would be Josh Hamilton, is no longer a Yankee prospect

Yesterday, the Yankees jettisonned two of their most ballyhooed prospects of this new "Troubled-Yankees Millennium:" Slade Heathcott and Jose Campos are now free to walk around the cabin. They can sign with any team they wish. And the Yankiverse can add two more names to its Legion of the Lost.Campos came in the (in)famous Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda trade, and often was...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees September Roster Moves

The Yankees opened up the roster’s this afternoon, adding eight players to the club. Here is the list of moves made today. Only surprise is the the Heathcott move, by adding him to the 60-day disabled list they have activated his big league clock, but they have depth in the outfield so it really is a low risk move. Recalled C John Ryan Murphy, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Bryan...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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 happened when he...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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