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Pinstriped glory, the greatest moments in Yankee history part four: The ’98 Yankees’ magnificent season

There are a few things about the Yankees that I’m very stubborn about, things that no matter how hard you debate with me I’ll just never change my mind on. For instance, Joe DiMaggio is the greatest baseball player the world has ever seen, if I ever have a son, I want him to grow up to be the man Lou Gehrig was, and the 1927 team is the greatest that baseball will ever see. However, while I am of the mindset the ’27 team is the greatest, there will never be a season more impressive than 1998. The team won 114 games in the regular season while losing only 48. They won the AL East by a mind boggling 22 games and went 11-2 in the playoffs sweeping the San Diego Padres in the World Series for the club’s 24th overall championship. Their win total regular season and postseason combined was 125 which is still a major league record to this day.

What is Clint Frazier's role in 2018?

I've made no secret that Clint Frazier is one of my favorite players. The way the kid plays, his hustle, his love of the game, his charisma (which fits perfectly in NYC), and, of course, his bat speed are dynamic components of his game. While the addition of reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton is absolutely awesome, it's just another roadblock to Frazier’s playing time. Frazier currently sixth one line for the Yankees in the outfield depth chart, though, personally I'd rank him higher than Ellsbury, but my opinion is biased.

                                                                Photo via: Getty Images

Frazier will have a role on the Bombers in some degree this season. Someone will get hurt: Aaron Hicks spent time on the DL twice last season; Ellsbury is always good for a trip or two to the DL.

Frazier was quoted recently as saying he told manager Aaron Boone that he can play some CF. I love the kid’s attitude. He just wants to play and be a part of the Yankee dynasty.

Frazier told the YES Network, “My eyes are not set on Triple-A.” He's hungry to prove he belongs, and if given another opportunity he will show that he does. Barring a spring training injury or dismal spring showing for one of the five outfielders ahead of him, he'll be ticketed for Scranton for now, however, Frazier is playing with a giant chip on his shoulder and a determination that is unmatched.

Article by: Matt Donovan


  1. So his role is in triple-A? You suggest he's going to perform there but did not project any realistic trajectory regarding him getting MLB at-bats this season.


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