An important development that needs to be reported. We got it here on BYB for you... relax.
Looks like Zoilo Almonte, Antoan Richardson and Scott Sizemore are gone... they've become free agents and no one really even bothered reporting it, or it was lost in the ARod news. Someone got it... NJ.com's Brendan Kuty:
"Infielder Scott Sizemore and outfielders Antoan Richardson and Zoilo Almonte each have decided to test the free agent waters.
Each saw limited time with the big-league club in 2014 and spent most of the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
None of their departures are particularly surprising. Each had little
chance to earn a spot on the Yankees' 25-man roster in 2015."
(In Photo: Antoan Richardson)
Surprising? Sure, I guess, but to the fans who want to see young guys like Zoilo Almonte be given a chance, it's significant and disappointing. The Yankees have not put trust into many of their young players and this is just another example of them not giving players a chance long enough to see if they "stick". Almonte will no doubt blossom at some point wherever he ends up.
Richardson and Sizemore are decent players as well, but may have a better shot in the minors. I hate to have doubt, after all it takes a helluva lot to get there to the Bigs, and then stay there and maybe they can explode one day. But the big thing is the opportunity... they need one.
As free agents, maybe they get that shot.
Of the 3, I'm most sad about seeing Almonte go.
Man oh man...
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