Monday, February 26, 2018


I love all of the hype behind Brandon Drury!

Photo: New York Daily News
I loved it in December long before he became a Yankee reality and was just a rumor. I like Drury, the Yankees like Drury and envision him in the everyday lineup....but that's not a guarantee.

If nothing else, it is great motivation. The Yankees new third-base coach and former Diamondbacks coach Phil Nevin is probably his biggest fan. Nevin may be sold on Drury but he needs to convince Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman that he is the best man for the job.

And I am sure Miguel Andujar is going to do everything in his power to make them both think twice about this decision. On Tuesday it looked like Andujar had a good shot at earning a spot on the opening day roster and then Wednesday he looked more like an underdog but Cashman isn't forgetting about him either. "Andujar is a high-end skilled player that we think is going to have a very long and successful career in the big leagues and we believe that will be with us. This allows us, if we choose, to buy more time. If we choose not to, over time the flexibility Drury provides gives us a lot of choices because there is competition going on at second and competition at third," read more HERE.

The New York Post made good points about both Andujar and Drury. They are both young, and promising talent. The difference here is that Drury has some experience to offer that Andujar does not yet. He is still only 23 years old and his batting skills are ahead of his arm and glove. Even if Andujar does not start the season in the Bronx it would not mean that we wouldn't see him at some point in the season or that the Yankees have softened on Andujar. It's going to be a tough call to make.

The Yankees are so loaded with talent right now and that is a good problem to have. I am excited to see who comes out ready to go for a long season. Healthy competition is a good thing and right now we are so stacked that the best of the best will make this team in April.

The Yankees are back in action, and back fighting to get back to the postseason. The adrenaline is in the air and everyone is fighting to be on the field. Nothing is going to come easy to these guys....including their spot. So will Drury earn third base or will Andujar steal it from him?

Stay tuned...

--Jeana Bellezza
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @nyprincessj

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