I know that Josh Phelps went deep again today – and is having a fine spring for the Yankees. He’s batting .438 so far with 3 taters to his credit. But, as I warned the other day, the Yankees need to be careful with making the call on him – if they’re going to do it based on his spring numbers.
Sometimes big feet just mean big feet. And, sometimes spring stats are just spring stats.
If there’s someone else who becomes available in the final days of Spring Training, the Yankees should not dismiss that player just because of the way Phelps has been hitting. It does make more sense to take Phelps’ spot on the roster and fill it with someone who can play more than one position in the field – assuming he’s not Enrique-Wilson-like with the bat.