So, Josh Phelps is gone and Andy Phillips is back.
And, it’s big news in Yankeeland – if you do a google search of blogs or look at the e-mails that I’m getting from Yankees fans.
I don’t get it.
Both Phelps and Phillips are “Four-A” hitters. Give them a mistake fastball, and they can crush it. But, against major league pitchers, they’re over-matched. As hitters, compared against each other, they’re six of one and a half-dozen of the other.
Now, in the field, Phillips is good leather at first and he can play second or third in a pinch too. Phelps was a stiff at first. But, Phelps could serve as the third catcher – - which comes in handy when your second catcher hits like Wil Nieves.
I guess having another back-up in the infield that won’t kill you with the glove is more important than a decent third catcher, to the Yankees, right now.
But, in terms of this roster move being big news, well, again, I just don’t get it.