Jason Lane: An Experiment with Exclamation Points!!!

The NY Post is reporting that the Yanks are interested in Jason Lane! They would like to sign him to compete for playing time at first base with Wilson Betemit and Shelly Duncan! Lane has been an outfielder most of his career! So he would have to learn to play first on the fly! But the Yanks think he’ll be a quick study! His career OBP is .314! He has not demonstrated any noticeable platoon split tendencies! He is 31!

7 comments… add one
  • Finally! Brian Cashman is getting a chance to show what he can do without Steinbrenner interference!

    DR January 10, 2008, 11:24 am
  • Lane won’t break camp with the Yankees unless he has done a 180. It’s not a risky proposition because he comes cheap and you can never have too many options going into Spring Training. If he pans out, great. If he doesn’t, who cares? It’s one of those moves.
    Ironically enough in 2005, his best season, he hit righties very well. 18 HR’s in 361 AB’s, .280/.322/.521. So maybe a Lane RHP, Duncan LHP platoon is what Cash is thinking about. But again Lane would have to really have a good showing to even let it get that far.

    John - YF January 10, 2008, 11:56 am
  • John, good analysis. I mean it’s not an awful move, as you point out. Just one of those moves. I think he’s supposed to be a decent outfielder, so, perhaps if he makes the roster, he could give our aged outfield a spell once in a while and also man first.

    Nick-YF January 10, 2008, 12:19 pm
  • That was seriously hilarious.
    Oh, sorry.
    That was hilarious!

    rk January 10, 2008, 12:22 pm
  • Everything looks good with exclamation points!

    Paul SF January 10, 2008, 3:06 pm
  • The Sox are close to re-signing Mirabelli!!
    Tim Wakefield is mixing the Duncan Hines right this minute!!
    Cookie Party!!!

    FenSheaParkway January 10, 2008, 5:22 pm
  • What’s the deal with exclamation points?!
    Is this an inside joke or something?!
    How about giving some love to ampersands while we are at it?!

    SoxFan!!!! January 11, 2008, 5:02 pm

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