Continuing our comparisons between the Yankees and Red Sox farm systems, we take a look at the crop…
Q&A with Staten Island Manager Justin Pope
PinstripesPlus.com: Let's start off with Ravel Santana because he was supposed to be the big guy in your lineup this year. He didn't have a very good season overall, but did you like the adjustments he made over the course of the year? Justin Pope: I did, especially towards the end of the season he made huge strides, huge adjustments. It was his first full season back from the ankle injury which, I didn't see the injury when it happened but I heard it was really gruesome and really, really severe. That type of injury I understand a lot of people don't come back from and here he is in his first season back basically playing every single day. We knew it would bother him and that it was a big-time adjustment for him, playing through that pain or uncomfortable feeling. I'm sure he never really got comfortable in the batter's box or in the outfield with his running and stuff. To his credit he worked really hard. I know it was only short-season in Staten Island but he did play in...
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