On this Saturday after a snow filled week here in New York, here are some links to keep your mind entertained:
We’ve all heard about Montero and how his bat is other-worldly but his defense needs work. While his defense may need work he has always been blessed with a powerful arm, and supposedly in order to make up for his big body he makes his throws in a way most catchers do not. “Instead of popping up onto the front of both feet and firing to second, Montero kept his right foot anchored in place after catching the pitch; he took a short stride with his left foot and threw to second base.” (If any of you have ESPN Insider access you can click on the link and read the rest of the article, but I don’t have the access.)
With his bat of course…
Just a nice article about Montero for those of you wishing to learn more about him.
Fangraphs has a nice article saying how Gardner could be the 2010 version of Nyjer Morgan and have a 5 WAR. I wouldn’t expect it, but there is a chance.
Brackman is working hard and has been impressing during spring training this year.
If he doesn’t make the team out of spring training he can become a free agent if he wishes, so basically it is a competition between Thames and Jamie Hoffmann and whoever doesn’t make the team is gone. I’m going to say Hoffmann makes the team.
Hey, it can’t hurt.
Two things you need to know about them: They stick together, and they usually end up in Pittsburgh. (H/T to RAB)
Will Damon bring back the Jesus look? (Click on Melky and Coke’s name to see a picture)