The major headline in all of baseball this spring has been about Alex Rodriguez. Whether A-Rod is hitting the ball, or whether the Yankee management is shunning him, A-Rod is the story. When you go into the camp people have a much different story to tell, and one of the stories is the influence he has had on the prospects of the Yankees.
Greg Bird, in particular has taken A-Rod’s word to heart. Brain Cashman has said that Greg Bird is the best hitting prospect with in the Yankee farm system. When Greg Bird was asked about Alex Rodriguez he had nothing but praise for A-Rod.
"Some of the things that he told us still is some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten as a hitter, just as far as professional baseball went."
There are so many people in the media that hate him, and banned from baseball, but they could not be more wrong with Alex Rodriguez. Time and time again at camp the players have had nothing but great things to say about the Yankee slugger. For our of A-Rod’s fault being a bad team-mate has never been one.
Alex Rodriguez commented on Greg Bird, and the potential he sees in the young prospect.
"I’ve seen enough baseball that you see a guy in a uniform and you see the way it comes off his bat."
Greg Bird will start the season in Trenton with the Double A ball club. The way he has moved up through the ranks we might be seeing this prospect sooner than later. The start of the year the Trenton Thunder will be interesting to follow with Aaron Judge and Greg Bird being in their line up.
What do you think Yankee Universe? Is A-Rod a good team-mate? Will we see Bird get called up in September or sooner? Let us know by commenting below.
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