More on the new and improved Melky


While Kevin Long and Robinson Cano continue to work through Cano’s slump, all eyes are on Melky’s stellar start. Last night, Tyler Kepner posted a piece on the Bats blog about how A-Rod influences Melky’s routine. “I have followed the advice of Alex Rodriguez. I’m eating right and working really hard,” Melky said. Sounds good to me.

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  1. Joey says:

    Guess he ain’t so bad after all! Gotta love the Melk Man!

  2. Rick in Boston says:

    I’m glad that guys like A-Rod are having their work ethic rub off on the younger guys. Like him or not, very few can say anything bad about how hard A-Rod has and does work. For years, Jeter has said how much he learned from working out with Mattingly; now it’s good to see a new generation come through and learn about work ethic – especially from the best player in the game.

  3. ctkaiser says:

    Does everybody forget that the first name in the Santana trade talk was always Melky. Who would be playing CF wtihout the Melkman? Damon? Johnny is doing an adequate job in LF but tell me fans don’t cringe every time has has to stop short or dive for a ball out there. By the time Melky is arbitration eligible a decent CF will be going for 15 mil a year.

  4. Mike R. says:

    I love Jeter, but I never hear any of the young guys talk about Jeter’s influence on their game or changes they’ve made thanks to Jeter. This is one of the main reasons I am glad to have A-Rod on the team. It seems to me that A-Rod is to our young hitters as Pettite is to young pitchers and Mo is to young relievers.

  5. blah says:

    Does Melky also say his prayers and eat his vitamins?

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