Monday, January 23, 2017


(Aug. 1, 2016 - Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)    
Not that this is a major deal, but it makes me feel good that Brett Gardner is getting some love.  So many people want to hammer this guy suggesting it's over for him and saying he should be shipped out or traded for something else.  The fact is he's doing his job.  He's a ferocious player, very hungry and he works hard. 

MLB Network ranks players as we get closer to the 2017 baseball season.  With that, they shared this with us here at BYB... and I wanted to share it with you:

(July 19, 2016 - Source: Al Bello/Getty Images North America)
"New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was ranked 9th on MLB Network’s Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now! program...

Taking into account player performance over several seasons with an emphasis on 2016, a number of offensive and defensive metrics both advanced and traditional, and projected performance for the upcoming season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series ranks the top players at each position heading into the 2017 season.

The complete ranking of left fielders is listed below, and an embeddable video recap on Gardner can be seen here:

Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now!

Photo: Cespedes / Getty Images
1.    Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
2.    Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets
3.    Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates
4.    Khris Davis, Oakland Athletics
5.    Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians
6.    Randal Grichuk, St. Louis Cardinals
7.    Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers
8.    Carlos Beltran, Houston Astros
9.    Brett Gardner, New York Yankees
10.  Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds"

Interesting list. I don't agree with some of it, but whatever, glad the dude's in the top 10.

Happy Monday.

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