Friday, July 27, 2007
Our First Base Problems Are Over
With Giambi and Miencheozhsdijar on the DL for the better part of the season, we've had the proverbial "revolving door" at first. Cairo filled in admirably before also getting injured, Andy Phillips, while "beautiful", is not an every day firstbaseman, and it was fun seeing Shelley Duncan get off to a quick start in the bigs. What we really need is some stability at first and finally the Yanks have done something about it. Last week, the Yanks signed one of my personal favorites to a minor league contract and first base should be locked up for years to come by Erubiel Durazo. I can't help but be excited about the Yanks getting a player with a 1.074 career minor league OPS and the Yank's global brand will only be enhanced by fielding a Mexican player within our little baseball melting pot. It may take until September for Durazo to put on his pinstripes, but that will truly be a glorious day!