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08:11 AM ET 02.11 | Mason Williams seems to understand why he didn't get the invite to the Yankees' camp site for spring training. [The] outfielder that some believe is the club's next star center fielder in a few years wasn't one of them. ... Ranked first among Yankee prospects by Baseball America, Williams is coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum on his left (non-throwing) shoulder, which he suffered making a diving catch while playing for High Class A Tampa last season. "Actually, I wasn't even looking forward to going, because I was coming off rehab," Williams said last week after a workout at the Yanks' minor-league complex. "The Yankees are the best at what they do and they're not into rushing anybody. It didn't make sense. I'll be ready for opening day."

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February 11, 2013  09:11 AM ET

This is Hal's grand plan, all those one year contracts now and hoping that Williams, Tyler Austin, Gary Sanchez, Slade Heathcott are ready next year. Or any combination there of. I am good with it.

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February 11, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Yes, give the kids a chance.Trust the farm

Be the ball....

February 11, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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This is Hal's grand plan, all those one year contracts now and hoping that Williams, Tyler Austin, Gary Sanchez, Slade Heathcott are ready next year. Or any combination there of. I am good with it.

The kid played A ball last year. He's 2 or 3 years away.

February 11, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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The kid played A ball last year. He's 2 or 3 years away.

True, but I don't think the Yankees see him as a call up next year or their number one prospect. Others on that list are ahead of him. We shall see.

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February 11, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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The kid played A ball last year. He's 2 or 3 years away.

My thoughts exactly. 2 or 3 years away. 2 minimum.

February 11, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Wiseup: Are there any 3B man in that group of prospects?

February 11, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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Wiseup: Are there any 3B man in that group of prospects?

They don't need a 3B..........they have Youk!!!

February 11, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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They don't need a 3B..........they have Youk!!!

and A-Rod.

February 11, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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why ?The only reason to keep him down is to prevent him from starting his service years. I understand not wanting to bring him up this year, but it seems like all the teams that are succeeding of late have young guys that come up and helpNext year- let the kid fight for a spotkeeping him in the minors- 'just because' - IMO is silly

Well then, since you think its silly the Yanks should just throw away their plans and bring him up asap

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February 11, 2013  11:28 AM ET

ready or not mason williams here he comes,,to yankees rescue!!!

February 11, 2013  11:28 AM ET
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and A-Rod.

ZING!!!

February 11, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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read my comment my man.I said I understand not bringing him up this yearBut after this ?why keep him down >? let him try and earn a spotset 'plans' to keep him in the minors for 3 years is stupidif the kid can outplay someone up in the majors- let him play

that's what i would agree to it,,,

February 11, 2013  12:03 PM ET

Mason should get better before they try put him on the field!

February 11, 2013  12:42 PM ET
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This is Hal's grand plan, all those one year contracts now and hoping that Williams, Tyler Austin, Gary Sanchez, Slade Heathcott are ready next year. Or any combination there of. I am good with it.

Most the prospects ETA's are 2015 or later.

February 11, 2013  12:55 PM ET
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and A-Rod.

that's funny

 
February 11, 2013  01:28 PM ET

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