Friday, August 1, 2014

The Greedy Pinstripes Had The Martin Prado Deal First

I don't generally like to toot my own horn here on the blog but toot freaking toot. Bryan Van Dusen and myself had Martin Prado coming to New York months ago, weeks before anyone else even mentioning his name. Yesterday as we all know Peter O'Brien and a player to be named later or cash was sent to Arizona for Mr. Prado and I felt inclined to remind people where this all started. Right here...

Bryan Van Dusen brought up the fact that the Yankees should try and trade for Prado on June 22. CLICK HERE. Here's an excerpt:

While Prado's batting line so far in 2014 is not impressive (.274/.318/.377, with only 1 SB in 2 attempts), he's hit pretty well this month (.307/.338/.427). Along with having a solid bat, Martin's versatility would work well in New York, since last season he played over 200 innings at both 2B and LF, while playing almost 900 innings at 3B.
Improving in the infield may not be the Yankees most pressing need, but Yangervis Solarte's fall from grace and Brian Roberts being... well... Brian Roberts, should make Brian Cashman take a hard look at Prado.

The fire got going again on June 30 when I reminded fans that the Prado trade rumors were heating up and that they started here. CLICK HERE. I asked fans to remember where they heard it first when it happened and it happened, so remember....

Many thought we here at The Greedy Pinstripes were just pulling this awful idea out of our behinds and then Pinstripe Alley, one of the biggest and best Yankee blogs, wrote a piece on it. Now The New York Daily News and Billy Madden wrote about it. Now it's on MLB Trade Rumors. The fire is spreading, remember where you heard it first.

I even went as far as to ask Prado to be the new Kelly Johnson. Johnson was traded for Drew but Drew will be the new Roberts and it seems like Prado will be the new Johnson. Don't be mad at me for being happy for getting one right, it doesn't happen often. CLICK HERE.

Welcome to pinstripes Mr. Prado. I've had your name for a long time.

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