Rumor: Yankees To Call Up Jesus Montero Soon 14

Via John Nalbone of the Newark Times:

According to sources close to organization, Trenton catcher Austin Romine, then Dellin Betances, will be next to board the SWB shuttle (to Triple-A), with top overall prospect Jesus Montero expected to join the Yankees’ lineup in the very near future.

It seems a little obvious by now that the Yankees need Montero’s help in the Bronx as both Jorge Posada and Russell Martin are both playing like shit (for lack of a better term). Posada hit a weak .217 with a .534 OPS in the month of July and Martin was barely any better hitting .213 with a .570 OPS. The Yankees haven’t called up Montero yet because they want him to play everyday, but as far as I can tell he can take as much playing time away from Martin and Posada as he needs.

Romine and Betances are both ready for the jump to Triple-A as well. That will get them set up to be mid-season call-ups next year.

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14 thoughts on “Rumor: Yankees To Call Up Jesus Montero Soon

  • Guest

    Spell the players name right. When you do not it makes you look like a jackass. Proof read your crap before you post it.

  • Susan

    Posada and Martin are indeed playing like shit. The games I've watched it seems that Martin handles himself behind the plate pretty well though, certainly better than Cervelli or Posada. I'm okay with a light hitting catcher if he can play good defense. Anyone know if Romine or Gary Sanchez plays good defense? I hear Montero is so so.

  • Roy

    The idea of a team playing .600 ball making the final push for the playoffs demoting or cutting a solid defensive catcher, who has the confidence of the pitching staff to bring up a better hitting AAA player who will be catching once every five days is totally nuts.

    A team should be willing to give up a lot of offense to have a reliable catcher. When a catcher only plays once a week, he is not going to get into any groove. He will play defense like an occasional player – sloppy and without great instincts.

    Will Monero be that much better a DH opposing LH pitching than Andruw Jones? Doubt it. Will he be much better a DH opposing RH pitching an Jorge Posada? Doubt it too.

    Yes, I know that I misspelled Monero, but its just the jackass in me.

  • Henry

    Montero is ready. It is his time. His bat is better than Cervelli's and Martin's. I would bring up Montero probably after the red sox series to replace Cervelli. Bring Romine up to AAA along with Betances. Sanchez is horrible at this point of his career. You look at his potential. I think he will be moved to another position. Montero and Martin would be our catchers. Their aren't that many games left at AAA so Montero has gotten his work time to give him so work at the major league level. Cervelli has lost a lot defensively as most of us knows.

  • Mike Sommer

    "Sanchez is horrible at this point of his career."__You do realize Sanchez is 18, don't you? Most 18 year olds aren't in Low A, they are seniors in high school facing high school pitching. _

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