I think my exact words when the Yankees made the Kontos-Stewart trade and sent Frankie down to the Minors were:
"If there's one thing that Chris Stewart brings to the table, it's an elite-level bat. You might get lucky on some offspeed stuff away every now and then, but you flat out aren't sneaking an inside fastball past this guy. Make even the smallest mistake and he's going to make you pay."
And sure enough, guy is out there raking tonight. Making Bill Dickey in his prime look like Rube from "Major League 2."
So to review:
- Francisco Cervelli = Old and Busted
- Chris Stewart = New Hotness
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