much better CC, he is improving every start it seems. maybe im biased but outside of jeter,CC is my favorite yankee.
Thought for sure your favorite Yankee is Ellsbury. Dude is doing it all, just like I said he would if he stays healthy.
yeah im starting to warm up to him.......... i never thought i would say that
not exactly a stretch to think he would do well as a Yankees if healthy considering his career stats..............based on what I read in the Boston papers he really did not fit in the Sox clubhouse as he was not out going.........he seems like a better fit for the Yankees culture and clubhouse IMHO..............
He's an extremely quiet, private person. Doesn't mean he doesn't "fit in", all it means is that he's probably never gonna be a clubhouse leader or have a locker-room presence. If you expect him to change now that he's in pinstripes, you'll be disappointed. His mild mannered demeanor has already been talked about on the YES Network, he's still himself and will always be.
And as just one example of how little the Boston reporters know about the off-the-field lives of players, read this:
"We had a day off and I got checked out and then I got this news," Pedroia said. "I'm driving home and I'm just sick about it. Then I get this text from Jacoby [Ellsbury]. He says, 'Are you OK?'
"I tell him, 'I've torn the ligaments in my thumb. I might need surgery,'" Pedroia recalled. "He comes back with, 'Is there any way you can play through it? We need you.'"
Until that moment, Pedroia admitted, he was mentally preparing to undergo the operation, be fitted for a cast and be sidelined for weeks.
"Jacoby hasn't said something like that to me in seven years we've been together," Pedroia said. "I looked at [my wife] Kelli, and I told her about Jacoby's text. Then I said, 'I gotta play with this. He would do it for me. All the guys would. I have to do it for them.'"
"Jacoby loves playing in Boston. There's this misconception out there that all he wanted to do this year was maximize his value so he could go somewhere else. That's not fair. He's been a great teammate, a huge part of our team. I'll be really happy if I show up to spring training and see him there."