Minor League free agentsBy
BA’s got the list, here’s the Yanks’ players:
New York Yankees (22)
Righthanders: Chris Farley, Scott Patterson, Justin Pope, Ferdin Tejeda
Lefthanders: Ben Kozlowski, Charlie Manning
Catchers: Alan Atacho, Ben Blumenthal, Jason Brown, Raul Chavez, Omir Santos
First baseman: Erubiel Durazo
Second baseman: Juan Francia
Third basemen: Mike Kinkade, Carlos Mendoza
Shortstops: Andy Cannizaro, Angel Chavez
Outfielders: Jose Cruz, Rudy Guillen, Noah Hall, Kevin Reese, Jamal Strong
They’d be stupid not to bring Patterson back, and probably should do the same with Kozlowski and Manning. All three of those guys have a chance to help out the Yanks’ bullpen next year. Other than that, maybe keep Omir Santos, but it wouldn’t be that big of a loss if they couldn’t resign him. No one else is worth getting upset over.
Digging through the rest of the list, guys like Gustavo Molina (C, Orioles), Rodney Choy Foo (SS, Indians, love the name), Dane Sardinha (C, Tigers, Bronson’s older brother), Brooks Conrad (2B, Astros), Jason Stokes (1B, A’s), Dewon Brazelton (RHP, Pirates), Tripper Johnson (3B, Pirates), Jesse Foppert (RHP, Giants), ex-Yank Brandon Claussen (LHP, Nats) and Mike Hinckley (LHP, Nats) would all make good scrap heap pickups. Admittedly, I do have inexplicable man-crushes on Stokes and Hinckley, so take those names with a grain of salt.