Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cashman 2nd to say, "Scott Proctor will probably" be converted to a starter

First posted on this blog yesterday in an article by Ed Price of the Staten Island Advance, the Yankees are considering changing Scott Proctor from a reliever to a starter, now Ken Davidoff offers from Naples:
  • 'With their starting rotation their greatest uncertainty, the Yankees likely will tell Scott Proctor -- a pleasant surprise as a reliever in 2006 -- to plan for next season as though he will be a starter.
"We'll probably have him proceed and prepare as a starter, because you can always go the other way, slide him down and reduce his workload. But it's hard to go the other way," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said yesterday as the general managers' meetings concluded. "But that's for another day."'
  • (The Staten Island Advance report was from a conversation with Joe Torre).
Aside from the fact that Sterling Hitchcock showed up at the meetings looking for work, Davidoff had news of an unpleasant person:
  • "The Red Sox have hired Gary Tuck as their bullpen coach. Tuck, a former Yankees catching instructor, served as Joe Girardi's bench coach in Florida this past season, and his well-known sour disposition contributed to some of the tension between Girardi and the Marlins' front office."
(Baseball recycles.) Items from Newsday Ken Davidoff article 11/16/06

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