Before the Yankees signed Kevin Youkilis to replace Alex Rodriguez as their third baseman they scoured the market looking for other potential fits at the hot corner. The problem was most of those options sucked.
For instance, two players who called the Yankees to offer their services were Troy Glaus and Cody Ransom, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Glaus, still just 36, has been out of baseball since after the 2010 season. He retired then because of injuries, but apparently after two...Read Full Story
Before yesterday, we had no Rudy. We had a Bang the Drum Slowly (Thurman), a We Are Marshall (Joe Torre), a Sunset Boulevard (ARod) and a whole series of Police Academies (1981-1996).No Rudy.Today, we have one. Cody.The legend hath begun.Read Full Story
Ed Price at FanHouse.com wonders if the Yankees need a stop gap til A-rod returns.With Alex Rodriguez expected back in mid-May from hip surgery, the Yankees seem content with Cody Ransom at third base for six weeks. It's a nice career break for Ransom, a hard-working former Giants prospect, but a scout who has followed the Yankees this spring wonders if the Yankees might need a stopgap. "If (Ransom) plays on an everyday basis, he's going to get exposed," the scout said. "I see him struggling...Read Full Story
1. The name Cody Ransom, one of the coolest Yankee names in history.2. His underdog status. He's an overachiever, a guy whose career was dead and buried in 2007. Our harshest critics cannot root against this guy.3. His 62-inch vertical leap. Best on the team. Theoretically, if he timed it properly, he could rob home runs from 3B.4. His legacy. His grandfather was a Yank farmhand many eons ago. 5. His maturity. In college, he survived a car accident in which four teammates died.6. His arrival...Read Full Story
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