|The Yankees hope Boesch strikes this pose often this year|
Brian Cashman is clearly finally reading what I am writing about. A mere two days after I urged Cashman to sign Boesch, released earlier that day by the Detroit Tigers, the Yankees GM signed the outfielder to a $1.5MM deal with another $600K possible through incentives.
It looks like the Yankees outfield to start the season could very well be Brett Gardner in center field, Ichiro Suzuki in right and a platoon of Boesch and recently acquired Ben Francisco in left. Francisco could share some of those at-bats with another right-handed hitter, and the two could spell Ichiro at times in right field as well.
Boesch is a streaky hitter that can go on prolonged stretches where he is either ripping the ball or walking back to the dugout after another making out. The short porch in right-field is beckoning, however, and Boesch averages a home run every 32 at-bats primarily playing in a pitcher's ballpark.