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May 18, 2006

Terrence Long

From the Post:

As insurance for their uncertain outfield situation, the Yankees are close to inking Terrence Long to a minor-league contract and adding him to the 40-man roster.

The club recently designated Triple-A infielder Felix Escalona for assignment and put him on waivers, knocking him off the 40-man.

The 30-year-old Long, a lefty hitter, played with the Royals last season and was recently released by Cincinnati's Triple-A club.

Whenever I hear Long's name, I think of what was said about him 4 years ago:

Terrence Long's habit of circling around flyballs before catching (or missing) them has his teammates calling him Magellan.

As a hitter, "T-Long" is in the class of a Corey Patterson or Timo Perez.

I see no way how Terrence Long can help the Yankees.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at May 18, 2006 09:19 AM

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Terrence Long's habit of circling around flyballs before catching (or missing) them has his teammates calling him Magellan.
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Hehe...

Long or Escalona? pick your poison. I don't see how he can help either.

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 09:42 AM

At least Escalona can catch the ball at SS.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 10:49 AM

All I can say is that I hope the Yankees stick with Melky and don't consider Terrence Long as the permanent replacement in LF until Matsui gets back.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 10:56 AM

At the very least, Columbus needs another outfielder with Melky and Reese called up.

Posted by: DownFromNJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 11:06 AM

DownFromNJ, the Clippers already signed a bunch of outfielders to replace them.

Posted by: baileywalk [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 11:30 AM

I'm sure Long has a belly full of guts too. No skills but guts. Veteran guts.

Posted by: JohnnyC [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 12:23 PM

I sure am glad we called Reese up. The bench was getting mighty cold.

We didn't get him to play. We didn't get him to shop around. What's he there for? Aesthetics? Sooner or later, Torre will be forced to put him in after he hasn't been in a live game for 3 weeks and then shrug his shoulders in bewilderment when he doesn't perform out of the gate, thus proving that only veterans should be given playing time. Kevin Reese, meet Andy Phillips.

Posted by: hopbitters [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 01:26 PM

"Sooner or later, Torre will be forced to put him in..."

Like today, for instance.

Posted by: hopbitters [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 02:45 PM

Looks like there has been an Erickson sighting too...

A decent effort from Wright today. Good.

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 04:02 PM

So what are the odds Long gets the call if Crosby is hurt, and not Thompson?

You know, Womack is out there for the taking.

Posted by: JeremyM [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2006 08:31 PM