• Ben Davis

    Posted by on January 8th, 2006 · Comments (6)

    I just noticed now that the Yankees signed Ben Davis to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training.

    I know that the Yankees are very thin at catcher in the minors. And, I know that Davis was once a hyped, hot-shot, prospect. But, this is a waste of money.

    This is a guy who blew three shots at big league jobs because of his two-cent head. He’s a terrible person to have on the roster because of his bad attitude compounded by a lack of I.Q.

    Oh, and, he couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat and is a bad catcher. Letting this guy wear Yankees pinstripes, even in Spring Training, is just flat out wrong.

    Comments on Ben Davis

    1. Raf
      January 8th, 2006 | 12:11 pm

      eh, if he can play, give him a shot

    2. January 8th, 2006 | 1:17 pm

      that’s the point, he can’t play

    3. Raf
      January 8th, 2006 | 5:37 pm

      Couldn’t hurt to check, especially after trotting out people like Kelly Stinett, John Flaherty and Chris Widger

    4. jonm
      January 8th, 2006 | 6:22 pm

      Ben Davis is certainly not the answer to anything. There was speculation in Newsday today that the Yankees should sign Molina and give Posada at-bats at DH. If Molina is cheap, that’s not a bad idea. I’m concerned, however, about what the Yankees’ plan for a Posada replacement is. I don’t regret losing Navarro last year, though; I’m not high on him. I don’t think that he’ll ever hit enough to be a starting catcher.

    5. January 8th, 2006 | 8:03 pm

      Raf – I would take Albert Castillo over Davis – that’s how bad he is.

      Jonm – Was that Heyman? He said the same thing on the last Yankees Hot Stove on YES – that the Yankees should get Molina and avoid that $12 clause for Posada.

      Life after Jorge will be interesting. The FA class is bleak: http://www.mlb4u.com/0607FA.html

      Sounds like a trade is in order.

    6. jonm
      January 8th, 2006 | 8:26 pm

      It was Ken Davidoff, not Heyman (who I can’t stand, by the way). It was just advice, not a rumor of any sort.

      If a trade in in order, I hope that the Yankees pick up an offensive catcher. They have done well at the catching position since Thurman, for the most part — Slaught and especially Mike Stanley were great cheap stopgaps.

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