Brian McCann. Brian Roberts. Kelly Johnson. Jacoby Ellsbury. Carlos Beltran. Masahiro Tanaka.
They have all never played for the Yankees before – ever, anywhere in their organization – this season.
Tanaka, I think I can handle. The Yankees are always bringing in a new starting pitcher, or so it seems, due to Brian Cashman’s inability to make the right moves when it comes to pitching.
But, we see position players everyday. And, if Roberts sticks, it means the Yankees starting line-up will have FIVE new faces this year. That’s more than half.
As a fan, how long will it take to warm up to these guys? Or, at the least, how long until it doesn’t seem odd to watch them playing for the Yankees?
We know Teixeira, Jeter, Gardner and Soriano. These other dudes, not so much – in terms of seeing them in pinstripes. It’s going to be strange watching them on YES, seeing them on banners outside the Stadium, etc., no?