Yankees news/rumors: Derek Jeter getting his own street, the Yanks needs one reserve option to step up

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Estevan Florial:  Athletic’s Jim Bowden released his best 50 MLB prospects, Estevan Florial was the only Yankee on the list.  Florial has been with the Yankee minor league farm system since 2015.  The future centerfield star (hopefully) has been plagued with injuries the last few years. However, Yankee General Manager Brian Cashman still believes Florial will be a star player in the centerfield at Yankee Stadium.   Aaron Boone says he has the potential of developing into an impact type center fielder.  Scouts love his tools, which are average and above average except for his loud bat, which is impressive.  Yankee General Manager Cashman says, “Injuries, like last year being hit with a pitch and breaking his wrist, have robbed him of development time, but this is an exciting, high character, incredibly intelligent player. All the ingredients exist for this rare talent to reach his potential.”
Derek Jeter:  Two Bronx councilwomen, Vanessa Gibson and Diana Ayala, plan to introduce legislation to rename part of E. 161st street as “Jeter Street,” in a released report.  The plan is for “Jeter Street” to intersect “Rivera Avenue” — renamed after fellow Yankee pitching legend Mariano Rivera last year when he became the first unanimous inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Thairo Estrada:  After an unprecedented number of Yankee injuries during the 2019 season, the Yankees are hoping for much better luck this year with their new fitness training staff.  Even so, some injuries are unavoidable, and as they occur, they are likely to look to Scranton Wilkes/Barres star utility player Trairo Estrada who made his major league debut last season.  What males Estrada attractive is his ability to play anywhere on the field.  Last year he played at Short, at second base, and even helped out in the outfield corners.

Sabathia and Teixeira:  Former Yankees weigh in on the Houston Astro sign-stealing scandal.  Former Yankee pitcher and future Hall of Famer CC Sabathia was not shy in saying he felt that the Astros illegal actions might have cost him another World Series ring.  Former first baseman Mark Teixeira also stated in an interview that any team that played against the Astros where cheated, including the Yankees and particularly the Los Angeles Dodgers who lost to the Astros in the 2017 World series.

Others get involved in Astros scandal:  Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) called for an official Congressional Oversight hearing into the scandal on Friday in a letter to the chairs of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which is in charge of oversight of major league sports, according to Levi Weaver of The Athletic. If that ever comes to fruition, you could see significant names testifying before the U.S. Congress. The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on a resolution urging MLB to recall the World Series trophies awarded to the Astros in 2017 and Red Sox in 2018 and award them to the Dodgers instead.  It’s doubtful that that move will influence the MLB.