Over at New York Daily News beat writer Mark Feinsand’s Yankees blog, he’s got comments from Yankees GM Brian Cashman on just where Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances (pictured) will be headed to start the 2011 season. Thunder fans will be particularly pleased…
“Betances and Banuelos aren’t earning spots in the rotation out of spring training,” Cashman told the paper.
“They’re going to get their first taste of big-league camp, then they’re going to get slotted into Trenton. They have no chance to make this team.”
Banuelos and Betances, both regarded as being among the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, joined the Thunder late in the 2010 regular season and made three starts a piece in the regular season; Banuelos was 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 17:8 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 IP while Betances was 0-0 with a 3.77 ERA and 20:3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 IP.
But it was the postseason where each young pitcher had a performance that really opened the window into the potential that many around the game see in each of them…
In other Yankees-related news, embattled former Staten Island Yankees pitching coach Pat Daneker has signed with the independent Atlantic League’s Southern Maryland Blue Crabs to serve in a similar capacity. Daneker, who reportedly had his World Series ring stolen last year, has significant pitching experience in that league.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com