Sunday, August 10, 2014
THE YANKEES HAVE THAT CUBAN FLAVOR
The Yankees have been attached to Cuban players for a while... the that Cuban flavor keeps coming...
You remember when the Yankees liked Daniel Carbonell, right? It was a big deal back in May. He was a big strapping outfielder and they actually scouted him in February. Only to not go further. Read (THE YANKEES REALLY LIKE THIS CUBAN OUTFIELDER)
There was also Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, and the Yankees were "hot and heavy" on him, only to not really be. It was weird, but Diaz eventually signed with the Cardinals.
They did sign Adonis Garcia back in 2012. He was a 26 year old outfielder. Read YANKEES SIGN CUBAN ADONIS GARCIA. He's currently in Scranton.
Now apparently the like this new kid, Rusney Castillo and as George King III of the New York Post says, something could be brewing:
"The Yankees held a private workout for Rusney Castillo on Friday at the minor league complex in Tampa and are interested in talking dollars with the free agent Cuban defector... the Yankees sent four scouts, the Yankees like the 27-year-old right-handed hitter as a second baseman. Other clubs believe the 5-foot-9, 205-pound Castillo’s future is in the outfield...According to a person on the grounds in Tampa, the Yankees had several talent evaluators from the professional and international side watching Castillo, who travels with a guy who hits fungoes, another who throws batting practice and a third man who towels him off in between sessions. Castillo is represented by Roc Nation, which is headed by Jay Z."
Now all of that is well and good, but are the Yankees really serious? And think about this? They lost Robinson Cano. They are about to lose Derek Jeter to retirement. How strange is the Yankees infield going to look in the future? My God. I just had to think about that for a second. Brian Roberts couldn't hack it at second this season and he was eventually gonzo. Now they have Stephen Drew and others filling in when needed... they Yankees seem pretty determined to get something done. Maybe Castillo is the answer for the future infield. Or maybe he becomes another outfielder they will eventually need.
We will have to see. I trust the Yankee scouts. If they see something in this kid, let's get'er done.
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