Originally Posted by RedsManRick
the idea that somehow his "great poise, helped to resurrect an apathetic team in a tough market" is something that would never be said about a player without the Yankee spot light on them.
well, it certainly would never be said about a player that didn't actually accomplish it. That it's a young man that accomplished it is extremely impressive
I also think that it's silly to discount a guy that performs up to his potential in New York. There are certainly a lot of pitchers, from Kenny Rogers to Carl Pavano, who would agree.
Melky hasn't had the spotlight directly on him because nobody expected a lot, unlike Pavano. But he did some very impressive things in playoff situations, which is a great trait for a young player.
Finally, hitters improve a lot as they go into their mid-20's.