• Terrence Long

    Posted by on May 18th, 2006 · Comments (10)

    From the Post:

    As insurance for their uncertain outfield situation, the Yankees are close to inking Terrence Long to a minor-league contract and adding him to the 40-man roster.

    The club recently designated Triple-A infielder Felix Escalona for assignment and put him on waivers, knocking him off the 40-man.

    The 30-year-old Long, a lefty hitter, played with the Royals last season and was recently released by Cincinnati’s Triple-A club.

    Whenever I hear Long’s name, I think of what was said about him 4 years ago:

    Terrence Long’s habit of circling around flyballs before catching (or missing) them has his teammates calling him Magellan.

    As a hitter, “T-Long” is in the class of a Corey Patterson or Timo Perez.

    I see no way how Terrence Long can help the Yankees.

    Comments on Terrence Long

    1. Raf
      May 18th, 2006 | 9:42 am

      Terrence Long’s habit of circling around flyballs before catching (or missing) them has his teammates calling him Magellan.
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      Hehe…

      Long or Escalona? pick your poison. I don’t see how he can help either.

    2. May 18th, 2006 | 10:49 am

      At least Escalona can catch the ball at SS.

    3. MJ
      May 18th, 2006 | 10:56 am

      All I can say is that I hope the Yankees stick with Melky and don’t consider Terrence Long as the permanent replacement in LF until Matsui gets back.

    4. May 18th, 2006 | 11:06 am

      At the very least, Columbus needs another outfielder with Melky and Reese called up.

    5. baileywalk
      May 18th, 2006 | 11:30 am

      DownFromNJ, the Clippers already signed a bunch of outfielders to replace them.

    6. JohnnyC
      May 18th, 2006 | 12:23 pm

      I’m sure Long has a belly full of guts too. No skills but guts. Veteran guts.

    7. hopbitters
      May 18th, 2006 | 1:26 pm

      I sure am glad we called Reese up. The bench was getting mighty cold.

      We didn’t get him to play. We didn’t get him to shop around. What’s he there for? Aesthetics? Sooner or later, Torre will be forced to put him in after he hasn’t been in a live game for 3 weeks and then shrug his shoulders in bewilderment when he doesn’t perform out of the gate, thus proving that only veterans should be given playing time. Kevin Reese, meet Andy Phillips.

    8. hopbitters
      May 18th, 2006 | 2:45 pm

      “Sooner or later, Torre will be forced to put him in…”

      Like today, for instance.

    9. Raf
      May 18th, 2006 | 4:02 pm

      Looks like there has been an Erickson sighting too…

      A decent effort from Wright today. Good.

    10. JeremyM
      May 18th, 2006 | 8:31 pm

      So what are the odds Long gets the call if Crosby is hurt, and not Thompson?

      You know, Womack is out there for the taking.

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