Morgan Ensberg, Come on Down!

You’re the next contestant on The Price Is Right in the 2008 Yankee First Baseman Lollapallooza. Morgan, meet Jason, Shelley, Wilson….

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  • Ah, Morgan Ensberg. Won a fantasy league for me one year, and then sucked the next.. hrmmm..

    Lar January 31, 2008, 4:08 pm
  • Ah, Morgan Ensberg. Won a fantasy league for me one year, and then sucked the next.. hrmmm..

    Lar January 31, 2008, 4:08 pm
  • My lifelong ambivalence to Morgan Ensberg just morphed, instantly, into dislike. Spring Training will tell us if that dislike turns into utter hatred.
    It is amazing what a uniform can do to a relationship.

    SF January 31, 2008, 4:08 pm
  • I don’t know, SF. My gut tells me we might end up loving Morgan Ensberg. He might be my favorite Yankee yet!

    Paul SF January 31, 2008, 4:15 pm
  • > Morgan, meet Jason, Shelley, Wilson….
    and a shout out to Andy whom I hope finds his fortune with the Reds.
    I must admit I didn’t think much of Andy first time I laid eyes on him; looked like a stiff breeze would blow him over. That was my first impression of the man.
    – I just love the way Morgan narrates.
    I’d be ecstatic for him just to read me the phone book.
    Wait, who?

    attackgerbil January 31, 2008, 4:31 pm
  • Yankees tried to get guys like Ensberg and Milton Bradley earlier in the year, but couldn’t because Torre intimated to management that he wouldn’t play them.
    I really like Morgan Ensberg for the Yankees. His on-base skills are simply amazing – look at his 2006 (.235/.396/.463). He also destroys lefties, making him a perfect candidate for the right-handed side of a platoon, or a right-handed power bat off the bench (which the Yankees have lacked since the days of Ruben Sierra).

    AndrewYF January 31, 2008, 4:53 pm
  • agreed with AndrewYF. I like this signing. It probably won’t work out, but it’s worth the shot. He’s a decent player to take a flier on.

    Nick-YF January 31, 2008, 5:13 pm
  • Agreed with the two above. A good signing if for no other reason than bench depth, esp against LHP.
    vs. LHP –
    Career: .284 .406 .530
    2007: .257 .345 .486
    2006: .245 .463 .553
    2005: .299 .411 .575
    Between, Shelly, Ensberg, Betemit, and Molina, that’s a tasty bench. And it’s a minor league deal! The Yanks lose nothing if he doesn’t make the club.
    Hopefully there’s no more talk of Sean Casey :)

    A YF February 1, 2008, 12:18 am
  • look at his 2006 (.235/.396/.463).
    But look at his 2007: .230/.320/.404. Looks like pitchers stopped being so careful when it became clear his power was not as threatening. He still has good on-base skills to the tune of 100 extra points of OBP, but if he’s a .230 hitter now, that’s not very useful.
    The big question is whether that was a fluke — even his lefty numbers took a big hit, and considering he’s turning 32, you have to wonder.

    Paul SF February 1, 2008, 2:01 am
  • But, I should add, it’s not a bad signing by any means, especially as it’s an approach I’ve advocated for the Red Sox’ bullpen — sign as many guys as you can and let ’em duke it out.

    Paul SF February 1, 2008, 2:02 am
  • By the way, the Mariners just signed Brad Wilkerson, so we won’t be seeing him in a Sox uniform this year (thank goodness). Maybe we’ll keep Coco as our backup outfielder?

    Atheose February 1, 2008, 9:47 am
  • Let’s hope his shoulder is in better shape for ’08. Could be a good pick up. Could be fairly useless. He’s better than a lot of other options, and it’s the first time in year (this millenium?) that our bench has looked like it would be a strength, especially with some combination of Giambi, Damon and Matsui riding it every night.

    yankees76 February 1, 2008, 4:21 pm
  • how nice would it be to have donnie around to help this crew out?
    maybe that was the “family issues” that caused him to take a leave of absence from the dodgers?
    if only.

    Yankee Fan In Boston February 1, 2008, 4:33 pm

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