SLADE HEATHCOTT NEWS

Thank you, Ollie Perez: A gift-wrapped victory, courtesy of a former Met, belies the Yankee reality: Help is not on the way

This is some ridiculous cyber-stat called Runs Created per Game. Basically, this isthe number of runs you'd get if you hadnine hitters like each of these guys.In the end last night, you were just glad to not be an Astros fan. That would be a soul-crusher. You escape jams all night, then have the 26th man on a 25-man roster walk the bases loaded with nobody out. Yowzer. A kidney stone...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

No One Is Talking About It

I think Brett Gardiner needs a rest.He has been hitting, lately, like Stephen Drew.  Not as well, actually.Brett carried the offense for much of the first half of the year and, legitimately, made the all star team.  Joe is resting other guys to some apparent advantage.It is time to rest Gardy.Even his base stealing has gone into the soup ( I know, he stole one yesterday.  But...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees prospect Slade Heathcott makes a spectacular home run robbing catch (VIDEO)

Slade Heathcott had a taste of the big time when he played six games with the Yankees back in May and did things like this: Heathcott is currently in Triple-A with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders working his way back from an injury, where he continues to do things to help him get back to The Show. In the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday night, robbed Rochester Red...
Via The Other Paper
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Gerardo Parra edition

The New York Yankees got some good news before their 5-4 win over the Athletics on Wednesday, as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was activated off the DL. This move was certainly one that the Yanks needed, as they already had three outfielders (Carlos Beltran, Slade Heathcott, and Mason Williams) on the disabled list. As the trade deadline approaches, the team should seriously consider...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge moves up to Scranton, while Flores, Heathcott and Williams try to heal before the trade deadline

Yesterday, the Yankees promoted Aaron Judge - their most celebrated position prospect since Jesus "Ice Cream Sandwich" Montero - up from Trenton to the Scranton/Columbus RailClippers. Judge is 23, but he eats like 40. He stands 6'7" and weighs 275 pounds - C.C. Sabathia territory. At Trenton, Judge was hitting .284 with 12 home runs, (which had him tied for the Eastern League lead...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees are playing two different long term strategies: One for college guys, and one for Latino teens

The Yankees this week drafted 41 amateur players - 34 from the college ranks - according to the Wall Street Journal. Over the last two years, 4 out of 5 Yankee picks have been college dudes - who are about 21, a few years older than the garden variety high-schooler. The Yankees' draft rate is 83 percent college - that's higher than the MLB average - and it's the team's highest percentages...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mason Williams is next: Are the Yankees showcasing these guys for a trade?

In the last few weeks, the Yankees have unveiled...1, Slade Heathcott, who homered, and then tweaked a gonad2. Ramon Flores, who threw out base-runners, and then got demoted3. Jose Pirela, who homered, and today has been demoted4. Mason Williams, who arrives tonight.5. The current population of Guam at 2B, including somebody named Tony Renda, whom they just got from the Nats today...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bad form, Yankees: How could you let Mariano Jr. be drafted by another team?

I don't generally rip Yankee draft picks, because I've never seen the kids, and what do I know? (Besides, that's Alphonso's job.) I think it's fair to note whether the brain trust is picking consensus studs (Judge, Jagielo, Clarkin, et al) or playing Instant Lotto (Andrew Brackman, Cito Culver, et al), and to occasionally ask why Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner - whose gold extend...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Life is good, all is well, everything is beautiful, and I love each of you.

Nothing makes a game more watchable than a six-run first.It adds drama to the night, knowing the opposing starter is toast and their bullpen is down to stems and seeds. It provides a mental cushion. You can root for the padding of stats. You can watch hockey between pitches. (Or even Cirque de Kardashian.) This must be what it's like to live in Colorado, where you can walk...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Heathcott goes on DL with right quad strain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ramon Flores had a feeling his time had come. The Yankees called and his feeling turned out to be correct. Flores was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics to replace outfielder Slade Heathcott, who went on the disabled list with a right quad strain, retroactive to Friday. Flores, in his seventh season...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Do You Remember?

I am leading the campaign bemoaning the loss to injury ( quad strain - 2nd degree ) of Slade Heathcott.He was the reason I wanted to watch the Yankee games.  And I like Lindgren, too ( I hope that is his name ).  But he is likely only to be seen when we are in trouble.It dawned on me this morning that Cris Capuano didn't make it to NYC until about 2 weeks ago, due to a similar...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: should Luis Severino be promoted?

With the New York Yankees calling up Slade Heathcott and Jacob Lindgren, fans may be getting a taste of the new crop of Yankees that will play for the club in the coming years. Thus, it should come as no surprise that righty Luis Severino, regarded as one of their top prospects, was promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. At Double-A, Severino has posted...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Enervating

Well, folks, we got our 2 runs.  And what, 4 hits? ( I'm actually just guessing).  I know McMann went deep.  Another road trip starts out in the garbage.  Oakland is awful.It doesn't matter.Without Slade Heathcott in the line-up ( or anyone with youth, energy, hustle and potential ), watching the Yankees is like watching nine old guys shaving in a dingy shower room of a faded...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

In a place of nothingness, Slade Heathcott tweaks another thingy

Nothing good ever happens in Oakland. You can look it up. It's where Gertrude Stein originally said, "There's no there there." The only Oakland sports team ever worth following was the Bay Area Bombers of the Roller Derby league, with Capt. Joan Weston, the lone person capable of defeating the loathsome Ann Calvello, "Frankenstein's Bride," who greased her skates with the...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Sterling's home run call for Slade Heathcott his worst ever?

John Sterling coming up with his home run calls?One of the things about writing this blog is that I don't really know what will strike a chord (or a nerve!) with people, and what will be greeted with nothing but crickets. With a few exceptions, that is!For some reason, any thing I write on Michael Kay or John Sterling will generally get a huge number of page views. One of our top...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees Are Beginning To Turn It Around

After losing ten of 11 games, the New York Yankees accomplished something last night that they haven’t in nearly a month. The Yankees have won consecutive games. The Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Memorial Day 14-1, tallying five home runs and three in the first inning, then took the Royals down again Tuesday night with a 5-1 victory. The 19 runs scored the last...
Via Baseball Essential
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Heathcott, Lindgren Part Of Bright Future For Baby Bombers

Of all the many Yankees highlights from yesterday's 14-1 drubbing of the Kansas City Royals, the best ones, in my opinion, were the ones involving the rookies: OF Slade Heathcott and LHP Jacob Lindgren. Heathcott, who first appeared in a Major League game last week in Washington, DC, went 2-5 yesterday with two RBIs, hitting his first big league home run. Lindgren made his debut...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Heathcott and Lindgren: At last! Reasons to watch

Memorable day, Memorial Day. The Evils scored a zillion runs and played Paddington Bear with their stat lines, whacking the jerks who embarrassed us last week. No complaints here. Chase Headley entered the game batting .242 and finished at .255. You'd think he was having a good year. One thing I'd almost forgotten about laughers: You don't feel compelled to watch every pitch...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Yanks To Retire Memorial Day

This was just announced by the Yankees' front office. "No Yankee will ever wear the last Monday of May on their jersey. 5/25-5/31 will all be retired. We dedicate this to all the Yankees who served honorably on federal holidays." When asked why Memorial Day and not Veteran's Day, the Yankees' brass said their roster celebrates Veteran's Day every day. The Yankees exploded for...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Slade Heathcott hits first MLB home run (Video)

The New York Yankees crushed Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in the first inning, hitting three home runs and scoring eight runs. One of those was rookie Slade Heathcott, who has a big league name and now has his first big league home run to go along with it:
Via Fox Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees' big problem is not pitching, hitting or fielding. It is a dark, soul-crushing boredom

Last night, I had a reason to watch the Yankees. His name was Slade Heathcott.First time he came up, we were already down 7-0. I figured the game was over. We don't score eight runs in a weekend, much less one night. Still, I dropped what I was doing and rushed the TV. And he didn't let me down: He laced a drive to left-center, ran like a banshee, slid headfirst for a double. It...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Slade Heathcott’s wild journey to the big leagues

Yankee fans got some disappointing news this week when it was announced that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had been placed on the 15-day DL with a knee injury. To that point of the season, the former All-Star had been one of the Yankees’ most productive players, boasting a .324 batting average and a team leading 14 stolen bases. Add that to the fact that the Bronx Bombers have...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Expectations for Slade Heathcott

After a heartbreaking 8-6 loss to the Nationals via a Ryan Zimmerman two-run, walk-off homerun, the Yankees received more bad news after learning that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury sprained his right knee and would need a 15-day DL stint.  As a result, the Yankees called up former first round draft pick Slade Heathcott from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Once a highly touted...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

New Yankee Slade Heathcott has Developed as Player and Person

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Jacoby Ellsbury has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, prompting the call-up of OF prospect Slade Heathcott. Besides a wild name, who is this 24-year-old? Heathcott was drafted by the Yankees out of Texas in the first round of the 2009 draft. Forgoing a scholarship offer from LSU to sign for 2.2 million dollars made sense for the young man...
Via The Sports Journal
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Promote a Healthy Slade Heathcott

With Jacoby Ellsbury out of action for at least the next couple of weeks with a knee sprain, the Yankees called up former first round draft choice Slade Heathcott to help fill the void in the outfield. If it feels like you’ve been hearing about Heathcott for a while now, that’s because you have been. […]
Via Fangraphs
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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