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I Think We’re Gunna Need Back-Up

Over at Lo-Hud, Chad Jennings looks at who could replace Alex Rodriguez at third. Some of the options include:

Brandon Laird: One of the season’s breakout prospects, Laird jumped to Triple-A at the beginning of August. He was in big league camp this spring, and he needs to be added to the 40-man this winter to be protected him from the Rule 5.

Kevin Russo: Already on the 40-man. Left a good reputation in New York. Hitting .284 this month in Triple-A.

Eduardo Nunez: On the 40-man without good Triple-A numbers all year. He’s primarily a shortstop, but the Yankees have given him starts at third base to increase his versatility.

Jorge Vazquez: Has 13 home runs in 57 Triple-A games. He’s also walked just seven times and hasn’t played third base since July 5.

Greg Dobbs: Or any other major league third baseman who’s been designated for assignment. That includes guys like Craig Counsell, Edwin Encarnacion and Geoff Blum. Brian Cashman said he doesn’t expect to make a move – and in this case I believe him — but there are some options out there.


1 monkeypants   ~  Aug 18, 2010 1:24 pm

Yeah, I saw this. Of course, they have needed a better back-up for a while now, but I just don't see the team going with an extra position player and dropping a pitcher, and I don't see them demoting Peña for an internal option. I mean, if he hasn't played his way out of job yet...

Now, I could see the Yankees trying to land a proven veteran™, like Counsell. And if George were still alive, Counsell would be extra attractive because his team once beat the Yankees in a World Series ages ago. But is Counsell, for sake of argument, an improvement on Peña at this point? Well, maybe.


2 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 18, 2010 1:25 pm

I'm surprised few people have used "Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse" in their beats a little more often, never mind the S.W.A.T. theme...

3 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 18, 2010 2:34 pm

3) both are ILL

4 Raf   ~  Aug 18, 2010 2:54 pm

"Forget Oreos, eat Cool J cookies, I'm bad"

That line always makes me LOL

Don't think I've ever seen LL more animated in a video, before or after this one.

5 The Hawk   ~  Aug 18, 2010 4:36 pm

A kind of lull in the hip-hop ... Not my favorite era, but I guess this was on the cusp of the golden years.

He does seem like a maniac in this video. It's almost like a joke.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 18, 2010 8:36 pm

"Mama Said Knock You Out" was a throwback to this...

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