June 25, 2010
Someone who needs a little press
But what happens to the guys who play well, they put up good numbers, but you know why aren't going to get a shot with the big club?
Here we have Brandon Laird, a third baseman for the Yankees Double-A affiliate Trenton Thunder. Laird was drafted in the 27th round in 2005 and 2007, first by the Indians and then by the Yankees. He's 22 years old and has a guy ahead of him in New York that may not be going anywhere anytime soon.
Alex Rodriguez has dealt with injuries as of late, but he is signed through 2017. ARod will be 40 by then.
Laird is hitting the ball well in double-A. Through Thursday, he has a .293 batting average, but 18 home runs and 76 RBIs through 71 RBIs.
Laird doesn't have much out there when it comes to baseball cards. He appeared in 2008 Bowman Chrome. That's it.
What do you do with a guy like this?