Monday, March 21, 2016
IT'S NOT A DEMOTION. IT'S JUST 'MORE TIME TO WORK'
Look, if you know anything about the Yankees, you know they don't just force their youth up to the Bigs right away. They try and mold them. They try to make sure they're extra ready.
And when it comes to the cuts, or the new assignments of the youth after their time in Spring Training, they're not out of work or anything. They just need to keep working. They know it and understand it.
James Kaprielian was "disappointed" with his move back to the minors but he is about setting goals just like so many of these kids. Brendan Kuty of NJ.com has some quotes from him:
"...he was grateful for the experience.
'It was an unbelievable time over there,' he told reporters at the organization's minor league complex Monday, while those in major league camp were off. 'I was really fortunate and thankful for the chance to get to go over there in the first place.'"
Kap was sent to the minors a week ago. Read YANKEE CUTS ARE HERE!
(In Photo: Ben Gamel)
The Yankees made a second round of cuts too. The seven that went down this time are Ben Gamel, Mark Montgomery, Vinnie Pestano, Tyler Cloyd, Richard Bleier, Donavan Solano and Jonathan Diaz.
But look, there is no question the Yankees are liking what they see from guys like Kaprielian and Gamel. So, don't consider these demotions... they're more like "more time to work".
I predict we see a few of these guys this season at some point. It's the Yankee youth movement... and it's exciting.
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