The butthurt is strong with this one.
Yoan Moncada was recently named the Sox’ No. 1 prospect in their system. It’s not hard to see why, for one he’s built like a character from a Rocky movie, and secondly his raw power and speed have made many salivate over the thought of him in the middle of our order.
I must say though I was a bit shocked when I came across this headline from nj.com claiming the Sox “stole” Moncada.
Now, I give the guy some leeway because he is form Jersey after all, but c’mon are you serious? Is your head so far up your a$$ that it’s where it normally should be? How many times have the Yankees “stolen” a player from another team, or even just the Sox?
Sorry Mr. Jersey Shore but you literally have no right to complain. Like at all.
Side note though, you know your team really sucks when all you have to write in the offseason is fluff pieces on the other teams that screwed you over.
Still, seeing Yankee fans pissed off that the Sox one-upped them makes my day. Especially when it regards a player like this. Simply put, I believe that Moncada could be a once-in-a-generation player. It’s one thing to get a guy from Cuba like Yoenis Cespedes or Rusney Castillo who are already in, or fading out of, their primes. We got Moncada when he was 18/19, his raw power and athletic ability for a kid his age are off the charts, and I hope to see him at the big league level soon.
Given that the Sox was in Greenville, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him make the jump to Salem this season, and maybe even land in Portland by the end. Following that logic, Moncada very well could make his MLB debut by the end of the 2017 season, which would be pretty damn exciting.