Rising Stars Showcase

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Keven Whelan is the only Yankee that made the cut this year. The game will be played on Friday, 10/26. The Rising Starts Showcase is really more of a who’s-who among prospects and it’s not necessarily based on performance. This year Brett Gardner was overlooked in favor of Javelinas teammates Justin Maxwell and Dexter Fowler who are batting .190 and .211 respectively. Our boy was robbed…. and I bet they didn’t even wear a mask.

Rudy Giuliani is dead to me
Ohlendorf perfect in relief
  • Ivan

    I am gonna be honest, is it that big of a deal that Brett Garner didn’t make the showcase. I am sorry but it’s about tools and what can ya do man and whats eye popping. Brett Garner doesn’t have that period. He’s a nice player and I am not asking for a all star and all but he’s never really impress me like that you know.

    As for Kevin Whelan, this is kind of big for him, he needs to show what he got you know. We know the potential is their, it’s just for him to put it together and if he does, man he’s gonna be nasty.

    • http://riveraveblues.com JP Surget

      I disagree that Gardner doesn’t have game changing tools. But I know what you mean… Fowler and Maxwell are Names. But it’s discouraging they haven’t shown much talent so far and they still got the nod over Gardner. If not Gardner then someone else… but it seems pretty ridiculous to reward guys that are barely hitting .200 and haven’t done anything impressive yet. Maybe it’s just a rant but after watching both of them for the last several weeks there’s no way I would put them on an all star team. They have projectability so they might prove me wrong down the road but right now this seems crazy.

  • Joe Torre

    Been a tough week… this song helps me get through… enjoy!

    Raindrops in April and homeruns in binges
    Games in October and Giambi syringes
    The sight of my hand with four shiny rings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Ticker tape autumns down the Canyon of Heroes
    Multi-year deals with too many zeroes
    A-bombs that fly with the moon on their wings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Boys in sharp pinstripes with blue cotton hats
    Murderers Row and Cano with their bats
    Bernie and Paulie and when we were kings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    When the Boss bites
    When Levine stings
    When I’m feeling sad…
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don’t feel so bad!

  • Gibb

    i don’t know how freqently you guys answer questions posted in your comments section, but i have a serious one. John Donovan (who i usually like) wrote an article saying the Red Sox are the new champaigne of baseball, replacing the Yankees.

    Is it just me or did the Red Sox not even make the playoffs last year?
    How does one go about donkey punching John Dovovan? Thanks for you help,


    • Motown Yankees Fan

      Gibb – I believe that’s the same John Donovan who said at the beginning of the season that the Red Sox were better looking than the Yankees. That’s just patently untrue–and I speak as a female. Donovan sounds like a huge Red Sox homer. But really, if the Red Sox are now the champagne of baseball, maybe the other teams will forget to bring their A game when the Yankees are in town and we can get back to dominating.

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