A peek at that Yankee CF competition:
I wonder how sound of an idea it is for any club to choose roles for players based on spring training performance. Say Gardner has a great spring and Melky has a poor one, should that be what guides their decision?
Performance, yes, stats, no.
Gardner had a great spring last year too. It didn’t translate to the regular season.
SMALL SAMPLE SIZE
Brett Gardner = Gary Scott
No, no, no, not true.
Gardner is better than Scott. But during spring training I’m often reminded of Scott, who had one of the all-time great springs, and Harry Caray pleading for him to make the team as the Chubs headed north. He did, and played in a whopping 62 games over two seasons. That first year he was send to Triple-A within six weeks.
You guys NEED Melky to be your CF. And if Gardner fades away, you’ll always have Kevin Maas.
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