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Clean Slate


George King on the improved fielding of Jesus Montero:

[David] Robertson’s eyes widened when asked about Montero, who went 0-for-3 and is 1-for-6 in two games.

“I first saw him when I signed here and it’s amazing how much better he has gotten,” Robertson said. “He sets up good, blocks balls in the dirt and stays down. He looks good.”

…“I like Montero, I think he is going to be a big-time player,” a scout said. “I know he is big (6-foot-4, 225 pounds), but he will be fine. All he has to do is just keep on catching.”


1 Mattpat11   ~  Mar 2, 2011 9:35 am

You know, it seems like every few months someone in the Yankees talks about how much his defense has improved, and then someone objective comes along and tells us he's still terrible.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 2, 2011 9:39 am

1) Nay sayer.

3 Mattpat11   ~  Mar 2, 2011 10:00 am

[2] Hell, I don't care if he's the Dan Uggla of catchers. If he hits like he's supposed to, I'll cope.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 2, 2011 10:10 am

Hells yeah!

5 rbj   ~  Mar 2, 2011 10:28 am

All it takes is for his hitting to outweigh any negatives in his catching.

6 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 2, 2011 12:34 pm


No pun intended on "outweigh", right?

Montero still has some physical growth to come, he's going to grow out of the position ... literally.

7 thelarmis   ~  Mar 2, 2011 1:50 pm

you could've linked Tower of Power's "Clean Slate" to this from their brilliant eponymous album!

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