Saturday, June 24, 2017


We love Tyler Austin

Photo: Getty Images
We are not big fans of Chris Carter. Luckily for us, the latest news about Chris Carter being Designated for Assignment, and Austin coming up is music to our ears here at BYB.

Obviously several publications are reporting this, but we'll take a portion of here:

(May 20, 2017 - Source: Brian Blanco/Getty Images North America)    

"Yankees fans let first baseman Chris Carter hear it Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he struck out swinging in the first and eighth innings.

The boos got a lot louder in the 10th inning when Carter had a chance to win the game and struck out again with a runner on third base... 

Source: Adam Hunger/Getty Images North America
A few minutes after the Yankees' 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers, Carter was designated for assignment.

With Greg Bird still on the disabled list trying to fully recover from an ankle injury, Tyler Austin is coming up from Triple-A to take over the Yankees' starting first base job."

(Feb. 20, 2017 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)     
There is nothing bad about this move.  The Yankees spent some dough on Carter, and so they were hoping for some production, but they didn't want to wait too long and now Austin is healthy.  Timing is everything and they made a smart move here.  Austin can be productive, and not only that, has earned a shot to be in the Bigs regularly.

I applaud this.  I hope injury stays clear of Austin, who plays pretty hard and has had his share.  He just needs a nice streak of quality at bats and solid play at first. 

I tip my cap and look forward to this. Kim, give your boy our best!

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