The New York Mets have been struggling for offensive power, why wouldn't they add a proven Major League hitter with over 150 homer runs in the last 8 years, especially a catcher? Well, Mets' general manager Billy Eppler may want to consult his crosstown friend, Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman on this one.
Gary Sanchez was the New York Yankees catcher that came into each spring training with an upper-hand on the starting job. Each year, subsequently it seemed like Sanchez played himself out of the starting job or was hurt. 3 weeks ago the player that general manager Brian Cashman referred to as 'The Kraken' was packaged with Gio Urshela and sent to Minnesota. With that move, an opportunity knocked behind the plate.
The powder-keg in the Bronx was primed for something to happen. The Yankees little brothers in Queens have been stealing the headlines all winter long. Since the last pitch of the fateful wild-card game, Bombers fans have clamoring for the free-spending Hal Steinbrenner to make another big move. Since that wild-card loss was to the Red Sox, general manager Brian Cashman had done little to improve the pinstripes roster. Until now!
In ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney's weekly call with Levack and Bahl he made it very clear that New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez is not only catching on thin ice, but that ice may also have already broken. Buster also shared his thoughts on if the Yankees have turned the corner, Is Fransisco Lindor in real trouble with the Mets, and were the Angels wrong to DFA Albert Pujols.
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman spoke to YES Networks Meredith Marakovits about the Bronx Bombers offseason moves. Cashman's comments make it pretty clear where they stand on two of their current stars and two Free Agents that were on the roster last season. Let's play a quick game of "what he said and what he really meant" shall we?
Stop me if you've heard this one before, a member of the New York Yankees has been placed on the MLB Injured List. Last night's Yankee win over the Minnesota Twins was one of the most exciting games of this season and now the bad news. Catcher Gary Sanchez suffered a groin Injury and has been placed on the 10 day IL.
The MLB All Star Game is Tuesday, July 9th and at least two New York Yankees will be there. The All Star starting lineups are out and Catcher Gary Sanchez and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have been named starters. Considering the number of injuries and list of previously little known players that have kept the Yankees winning this is great news.