Max, this one really has me baffled ... the Yankees are calling Cairo/Wilson the frunt-runners, but this kid has a much higher upsideOriginally posted by Maxman@Feb 17 2004, 04:18 PM
I will say this....Eric Almonte is not a 2B. He should be traded immediately.
Almonte HAS played 2B ... he is familiar with the position ... and he did a nice job filling in for an injured DJ last year at SS
IMO, this kid has earned a shot at the 2B Job ... make it his job to lose ... with this lethal lineup we're tossing out there, WE HAVE THAT LUXURY
Having said that, do not discount the sleeper here ... GJ&H's Sleeper ... Homer Bush
Torre and the Yankees really liked this kid when he came up as a Yankee ... he was like a little brother in the clubhouse ... when dealt to the Blue Jays he hit .300 and stole 20 or 30 Bases ... really made a nice impression as a STARTER at 2B ... then a severe injury pretty much wrecked his career and forced him into an early retirement
The Yankees have quitely signed Homer Bush to a minimum contract ... if healthy, this player can easily emerge as the STARTING 2B and be a pleasant surprise