Interesting article today in the Pioneer Press, passed along to me by a colleague.
Former Yankees prospect and Thunder pitcher Jason Jones was picked up by the Minnesota Twins in the Rule 5 Draft, and he seems to be happy to get a chance in another organization.
“That’s how I would describe it — you just don’t feel like a part of the team. There are the veterans — the superstars — and then the rest of the guys,” Jones told the paper. “Here, there are superstars too, but it feels a lot more like we’re a team. It’s a lot better chemistry.”
He also talked about his relationship with Yankees GM Brian Cashman: “I don’t think I ever talked to (him), other than ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ a couple of times,” and the lack of opportunity with the Yankees, “They give young guys an opportunity here. The last couple of years for me, there’s just been no opportunity.”
Interesting stuff. I’ll be very curious to see if Jones sticks with the Twins this spring. And if he doesn’t, it seems unlikely that he’d want to go back to the Yankees.
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