Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weekly Check In: Greg Bird

In last Wednesday’s check in with Greg Bird I mentioned that the Yankees first base prospect was likely the next recipient of a promotion in the Yankees system. Bird was in Double-A with the Trenton Thunder when the post went live and was in Triple-A with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders before the week was done, who says Brian Cashman and the Yankees don’t read The Greedy Pinstripes?

In all seriousness though Bird was finally effective, and more importantly healthy, enough to garner the promotion and is in perfect line to replace Mark Teixeira when his contract expires. Bird will likely spend the remainder of the season in Scranton barring a catastrophic injury to Garrett Jones and will at least compete for a job in Spring Training 2016 as long as everything goes as planned.

The RailRiders now have the great problem of having too many good players and potentially not enough positions to play them all. Kyle Roller is an All-Star this season at first base while Austin Romine in behind the plate, Aaron Judge is in right field and has dabbled in center field some all while Luis Severino continues to shut guys down on the mound. It’s a great problem to have and the future looks bright in the Bronx.


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