This Week on the Blog
Yankees: Yesterday, they hired one of the best hitting coaches in baseball to handle their Low A affiliate. Maybe this coming week, they'll finally name a hitting coach for their Major League and Triple A affiliates. We'll also see if they name someone to the all important director of development position. So this could be a week of crucial hires for the Yanks or they could keep twiddling their thumbs. Btw, it's possible that they're not really twiddling their thumbs at all, but are instead involved in their top to bottom analysis of their system. We'll see.
Knicks: They will finally start their '14-'15 regular bridge to the new roster season this coming week. They've already made some cuts that will be destined for the D league. They may also have to make contract room for a kid or two. Of course, we'd all like to see all of our teams become more kid friendly, so it will be interesting to see what the Knicks are willing to do.
Giants: I thought we might see some roster turnover during the first week of the bye, but nothing happened. We'll see if they make any moves early this week as they get ready to play again. I think Schwartz can come of the injury DL, and hopefully, he'll be ready to play RG real soon. They have a chance to save their season, but they have to pick it up in all three areas.
Rangers: Rangers are getting down to decision time with Anthony Duclair. Of course it's a no brainer that they should keep him, but we'll see if they're willing to overcome their longterm early season bias toward marginal veterans. Meanwhile, they need another win tonight, and let's hope Declair has his coming out party.
In all, it should be a really interesting week. And I hope it's a great one for each of you.