The best athlete on the Yankees…
… is Cody Ransom.
At least, that’s the opinion of Johnny Damon, who dropped that one on the beat writers in the dugout here in Orlando. He was discussing how no one can replace what Alex Rodriguez means to the Yankees, but then touted Ransom’s athletic abilities as being tops on the team.
“If Alex couldn’t go, we have a kid named Cody Ransom who is probably the best athlete on this team,” Damon was saying. “He can throw, he’s got power. No one can really do what Alex does, but we’d just have to switch around the lineup and move forward.”
A few more questions followed, and Tyler Kepner of the Times brought the conversation back.
“Have you gone to YouTube yet?” Damon said. “And tell him to put you in a headlock.”
I’ll pass on the headlock, but here’s the jump. Judge for yourself.