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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    Serious question, even outside of injuries, can he still play? Let's assume he took a magic pill that would prevent injuries ever again. It's a super competitive, very very very fine tuning technical sport.
    Can You just not play baseball for basically 3 years and come right back into it.

    Same thing with Elsbury. I don't think anyone will say he's not a very good player when healthy. If he takes the same magic pill, is he still any good?
    We saw in Spring Training that he can indeed still play. But at this point he needs to start over in minors. Fans forget that Bird has actually never been optioned to the minors since his MLB debut. So he does have options left but If I am Cashman I insist on a two-way contract that pays him less in AAA.

    The best case scenario is that he is outrighted off the 40-man roster and resigns to a minor league deal.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    We saw in Spring Training that he can indeed still play. But at this point he needs to start over in minors. Fans forget that Bird has actually never been optioned to the minors since his MLB debut. So he does have options left but If I am Cashman I insist on a two-way contract that pays him less in AAA.

    The best case scenario is that he is outrighted off the 40-man roster and resigns to a minor league deal.
    Why? If they still believe he can play his salary is peanuts. Honestly they need to decide is if Bird taking a 40 man spot better than protecting another prospect from Rule 5 draft.


    I think the odds of him getting through waivers and being outrighted are minimal. There are plenty of 2nd division teams with no 40 man roster log jam who would be happy to take a chance on Bird's HR potential for his $1.4M - $1.6M salary next year.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Spring Training...are we talking about spring training?

    DJ hit .205 with 3 doubles and 3 RBIs in spring training...means nothing

    Bird needs to "fly the coop"...one more year in the minors to get it figured out...if not, his time has passed.

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Why? If they still believe he can play his salary is peanuts. Honestly they need to decide is if Bird taking a 40 man spot better than protecting another prospect from Rule 5 draft.


    I think the odds of him getting through waivers and being outrighted are minimal. There are plenty of 2nd division teams with no 40 man roster log jam who would be happy to take a chance on Bird's HR potential for his $1.4M - $1.6M salary next year.
    This article from The Post suggests he is a free agent if non-tendered.

    https://nypost.com/2019/11/19/greg-b...ts-crossroads/
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeyankeefan View Post
    This article from The Post suggests he is a free agent if non-tendered.

    https://nypost.com/2019/11/19/greg-b...ts-crossroads/
    Ok, he won’t even have to worry about getting claimed.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Ok, he won’t even have to worry about getting claimed.
    Totally confused - Bird was DFA’d; not sure if he gets to free agency if released or not. Anyway

    Bye-bye, Birdie
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    If I understand things correctly, he will be in the minors for the Yankees this year? If so, i think this is the right choice...don't really want him to slip away to another team for nothing though.

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    I was never a Bird guy but I wish him the best in resurrecting his baseball career with another organization. It's not like the guy wanted to be hurt and injured.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    So much potential, so many injuries.....Nick Johnson Part II
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by IAyankee View Post
    If I understand things correctly, he will be in the minors for the Yankees this year? If so, i think this is the right choice...don't really want him to slip away to another team for nothing though.
    It is possible he could be in the minors, but things have to break right.

    The Yankees have ten days to trade or release him. He also has to clear waivers. Only the can he become a mL piece, but with his release, he essentially becomes a FA, I believe.
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    He will come back after he realizes no one wants him.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

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    He will come back after he realizes no one wants him.
    I'd be surprised if Bird comes back to the Yankees.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ojo View Post
    I'd be surprised if Bird comes back to the Yankees.
    Me too. And while I'd hate to see him recapture his potential someplace else, it's probably best for him.

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YFIB View Post
    Me too. And while I'd hate to see him recapture his potential someplace else, it's probably best for him.
    Best for him to get away from Yankee team doctors and trainers. Perhaps he can recapture his health someplace else.

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Such a shame about Bird... Thought after the monster training camp he had a few years back he was going to be our staple lefty bat. Then the injuries.. and more injuries

    Even when he was healthy he wasn't very good

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyLaundry View Post
    Such a shame about Bird... Thought after the monster training camp he had a few years back he was going to be our staple lefty bat. Then the injuries.. and more injuries

    Even when he was healthy he wasn't very good
    Another huge loss to attribute to the conditioning staff. CMW comes to mind too.
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePinStripes View Post
    Another huge loss to attribute to the conditioning staff. CMW comes to mind too.
    Meh, I don't know. Unless the staff inserted a rare, unnecessary mystery bone in his foot what started his injury spiral had nothing to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    Meh, I don't know. Unless the staff inserted a rare, unnecessary mystery bone in his foot what started his injury spiral had nothing to do with them.
    You mean Bird or Wang?

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    You mean Bird or Wang?
    I mean Bird.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...e=featurephone

    Bird, 24, led the Grapefruit League in home runs with seven before fouling a ball off his right ankle in the final days of spring training. He played through it but was unsuccessful at the plate, which forced him to the DL with what the team described as a bruised bone in the ankle. He has attempted to come back through minor league rehabs, but, though doctors had problems locating the issue, he didn't feel right.

    A specialist on Monday confirmed that Bird, 24, has a condition called os trigonum, which is excess bone growth in his foot. With the ankle better, the Yankees and Bird are hopeful that the issues will be behind him.

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    I would think the Orioles would give him a chance......especially if he is healthy.

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty one View Post
    I would think the Orioles would give him a chance......especially if he is healthy.
    Orioles for sure, as well as a handful of others. I am actually a bit surprised he doesn't have something in place yet, at least a minor league deal.

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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty one View Post
    I would think the Orioles would give him a chance......especially if he is healthy.
    He can't be any worse than Chris Davis
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    Re: 2019 Greg Bird Performance Thread

    I liked Bird too, but frankly the fact that someone hasn't swooped in to grab him already even as a minor league flyer with invitation to Spring Training kind of makes me feel that is his current value among the league. Or, perhaps Bird is being too picky and expecting more than what he is given (maybe he wants a 40man roster spot for a realistic shot at OD? Or even a minimum wage MLB contract?)...though after all he has been through, I don't think he's that type.

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