Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Can We Be More Like Boston? No, I'm Serious!

The Red Sox called up top prospect Mookie Betts for the outfield while Alfonso Soriano continues to be trotted out there to strike out four times a game.

Boston called up Christian Vazquez when veteran AJ Pierzynski was struggling while we sent down John Ryan Murphy and continue to "ride out" the struggles of Brian Roberts, Kelly Johnson, etc.

Boston called up Rubby De La Rosa, although he was sent back down to Triple-A for Betts, and shifted Felix Doubront to the bullpen to help with a struggling rotation. Boston also designated Chris Capuano for assignment to make the deal work. The Yankees continue to throw Vidal Nuno out there every fifth day and when Shane Greene and Bryan Mitchell were up they were here to spit seeds and waste space.

When's the last time the Yankees made moves like this to improve the team? It's been a long, long time. I don't want a 25 man roster of all home grown talent but at the same time it's worth mentioning that the 2009 Yankees had the highest percentage of homegrown talent of any team in the majors that season. Granted that included Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada among others but still.

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