– Despite having a thoroughly disappointing season to this point, Mark Teixeira isn’t worried about how his numbers look . “I never really worry about the numbers because every year they’re there. At the end of the year, I’ll put my stats up against any power hitter in baseball”, Tex said Monday night. I can understand some of that, as he’s been sick practically all season and it is still just May, but it’s hard to ignore how bad he has really been. Brad Vietrogoski at The Yankee Analysts/An A-Blog For A-Rod wrote that Tex is swinging at more pitches out of the zone and fewer in the zone, and has a career high GB% and career low LD% to this point. That’s a concerning trend we have to hope turns around and soon. – Rumors circulated the internet yesterday about the Steinbrenner family possibly wanting to sell the Yankees , but those rumors were quickly denied by both MLB and Hal Steinbrenner. Maybe it was a silly rumor and nothing more, but Benjamin Kabak at River Avenue Blues thinks that if the right offer came along, the Steinbrenners may very well be tempted to cash in on the franchise. – For those who are missing Jorge Vazquez (for whatever reason), there is a new name you may want to be aware of : Ronnier Mustelier. Like El Chato, Mustelier is old for a prospect at 27, but he is currently hitting .313/.347/.522 with the Empire State Yankees, and could find his way to the Bronx later this season. The Cuban utility guy has played second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, so he is definitely someone to keep an eye on. – Another prospect that you may want to familiarize yourself with if you haven’t already is Mark Montgomery , who is drawing favorable comparisons to our own David Robertson . Montgomery is a strike out machine with a 15.3 K/9 in 50 innings. His slider has been considered unhittable since college, and like D-Rob, Montgomery has been quickly moving up through the system. If he keeps this up, it may not be long until we see him in the majors.
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New York Yankees News: 5/25/12