May 17, 2021

A’s not Astros are Yankees’ biggest AL threat (New York Post)

YES Network analyst Ken Singleton talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about his broadcasting future, Clint Frazier and the Astros’ grim reality.

Q: Have you liked what you’ve seen from Clint Frazier this spring?

A: It’s a different story here in the spring. But if you could perfect your outfield skills with the combination of the wind and the sun, that’ll translate to the big-league level. And he’s looked pretty good. He’s swung the bat pretty well, though there’s never been any doubt he could hit. He hasn’t been tested a lot, but everything that has been hit his way he’s handled smoothly.

Q: What did you like about Jordan Montgomery before the injury?

A: He was a winning pitcher. He’s a pitcher in every sense of the word. He throws pretty hard, but he’s not a flamethrower. He had a lot of [Masahiro] Tanaka-style in him. He can make pitches look good that really aren’t — the chase rate is up there, particularly on the curveball. I just think he really knows himself and knows how to make his particular repertoire.

Q: Who is the biggest threat to the Yankees in the American League?

A: The Oakland A’s. Other people may say the Astros, but…

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