Well, it is a breath of fresh air that the Yankees served up some gifts under the Christmas tree this late December week. No, I am not giving away the baby with the bath water or the Jedi with the movie, but I am sharing some happy thoughts about the latest signings which provides me with a little hope as we head into 2016.
According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, we picked up a 24-year-old former Mets prospect named Cesar Puello the day after Christmas. "The 24-year-old batted .252/.355/.393 in hitter-friendly Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014," reports Eddy. The only wrinkle in the addition is that he had a back injury back in August, which lead to the Mets' release of Puello. I am willing to take a chance on some young talent.
According to Ken Rosenthal, "The Yankees seemingly are waiting for some of their big contracts to expire," which could be why signing these minor leaguers may be the way of the future for us this 2016. Yet, Rosenthal also warns that there is more to come. "Patience - the pace will pick up. Bargains are coming, but so are more big signings."
So as we wait for more moves to increase the capacity of our 2016 team, I say we must remain realistic, hopeful and yes a little patient. We have opportunity to grow and we have signs of life. Our force is awakening this year...I can feel it.
--Suzie Pinstripe, BYB Senior Staff Writer
BYB Hot Stove Columnist
You've made BYB the fastest growing Yankees fan site in history. Now shop at the Bleeding Yankee Blue store! Follow me on Twitter@BleednYankeeBlu and LIKE Bleeding Yankee Blue on Facebook! Also, don't forget to check out the BYB Hub!