• Morgan Ensberg

    Posted by on January 31st, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Via ESPN.com:

    Free-agent infielder Morgan Ensberg has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, and will join the competition for the team’s first base job in spring training.

    “I’m extremely excited about it,” Ensberg said Thursday. “It’s a great team and a great lineup. Most importantly, it’s a team that’s consistently playing for a World Series. After you’ve been in the league for a few years, you really start valuing that pursuit.”

    Ensberg has shown the ability to handle left-handed pitching pretty well. While Morgan has never played first in the majors, this could be bad news for Shelley Duncan.

    First Jason Lane and now Morgan Ensberg. Think Andy Pettitte is feeding Cashman some information on these guys?

    Comments on Morgan Ensberg

    1. j
      January 31st, 2008 | 5:13 pm

      Ensberg on a 1 year deal.. cool.

      Now, I’m hijacking this thread. Keith Law’s top 100 is out, so I figured we’d look at your idea of the Mets package vs Kennedy, Horne, Tabata, and Betances.

      Here’s what Law has:
      Tabata – 21
      Kennedy – 45
      Gomez – 35
      Guerra – 80

      Horne, Betances, Humber, and Mulvey did not make the top 100.

      So, according to law, it looks like you were sort of right about Tabata and Gomez, completely wrong about Kennedy and Humber, and completely wrong about Guerra and Betances (although it’s hard to know where Betances falls.. if it’s 100-110, thats “less wrong” than Kennedy to Humber, etc). Horne and Mulvey are a push because neither made the list.

      Still, from this, it’s pretty easy to see that the Yankees package was superior. Tabata dropped from the top 10 to 21 with Law after basically missing half the 2007 season. Gomez got called up to the bigs.. he’s peaking at 35. Kennedy is a world better than Humber.

      Again, just using Keith Law as a yard stick here.

    2. #15
      January 31st, 2008 | 8:26 pm

      Watched Ensberg at his best (2005) and his worst in Houston. When he started to struggle it got in his head and he truly lost it. Every AB brought a new and stranger batting stance. Wild uppercut swings…punching at the ball…tomahawk swings…he was a total wreck. I don’t think it’s a matter of being streaky; it was more a matter of not being able to maintain confidence. Unless he’s gotten some real help in that area, he lacks the make-up to play in NY.

    3. Josh
      February 1st, 2008 | 11:38 am

      The Mets gave up 4 of their top 10 prospects. You cant equate it with the Yanks because their prospects are better and thats just not a fan talking. Thats every scout and publication.

      So if the Mets trade 2 4 7 and 8 the Yanks wouldnt do the same and make it equal. It would prob be 5 10 13 14

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