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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Welcome Doug Mientkiewicz

Just a quick little post to welcome Doug Mientkiewicz to the New York Yankees. The Yankees announced the signing of Mientkiewicz to a 1 year 1.5 million deal ending the rumours of who would platoon first base with Josh Phelps and Andy Phillips. Although Doug is by no means a offensive superstar he has a good ability to get the ball into the outfield and hit for a decent average, he also doesnt hit into too many DP's. The main reason the Yankees put there faith in Doug is for his defensive capabilities, the gold glover from 2001 will be a upgrade from Giambi and Phillips who shared 1st last season.

Doug is no stranger to New York after spending 2005 playing 1st for the Mets, he also was a influential figure in the 2004 Boston Red Sox championship team. Doug wont be coming into a hostile locker room tho, the Yankee players understand that Doug can help them win, and he has many friends in the locker room, including Ex team mates Damon and Rodriguez.

So a warm welcome once again to Doug Mientkiewicz


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