Link Fiesta: Montero, Gardner, Thames…

On this Saturday after a snow filled week here in New York, here are some links to keep your mind entertained:

Jesus Montero and his unique throwing technique

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.)

Montero impressing many during spring training

With his bat of course…

Sticking with the Montero theme…

Just a nice article about Montero for those of you wishing to learn more about him.

Brett Gardner a 5 win player in 2010?

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.

Andrew Brackman working to get back on track.

Brackman is working hard and has been impressing during spring training this year.

Thames has an opt-out clause.

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.

Granderson gets contacts.

Hey, it can’t hurt.

Former Yankees…

Two things you need to know about them: They stick together, and they usually end up in Pittsburgh. (H/T to RAB)

Former Yankees, Melky and Coke breaking the Yankees facial hair code…

Will Damon bring back the Jesus look? (Click on Melky and Coke’s name to see a picture)

3 thoughts on “Link Fiesta: Montero, Gardner, Thames…

  1. Chad Gaudin will get the start on March 3, against the Pirates, then followed by Sergio Mitre, and Alfredo Aceves! C.C. Sabathia is pitching on March 4 against the Phillies and Roy Halladay! I am excited for Yankees baseball! Chan Ho Park will arrive later today or tomorrow and wear number #61 and Greg Golson already switched numbers to #27! But who the Yankees designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster and will that player return to the Yankees as a non-roster invitee?

  2. Hey Chris!! Chan Ho Park is officially on the Yankees 40-man roster after signing him as a free agent and he wears number #61!! The Yankees designated Edwar Ramirez for assignment but will he accept a non-roster invitee to Yankees Spring Training? Oh well I thought Sergio Mitre was going to get designated but that wasn’t the case!!

  3. This post was very good and I liked the name. A link FIESTA!!! The link that I enjoyed the most was the one that stated Coke and Melky are breaking the facial hair code. Melky looks like a completely different person! I hope he does well with the Braves and pounds on the Mets in the NL East.

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