Manny Alvarez could be in the bullpen

Kevin Burkhardt and I have both been impressed with 24-year-old RHP Manny Alvarez, who the team added to the 40-man roster last November.

He had a pretty good year in Double-A last season, striking out 57 batters in 47 innings in relief – and you can see why, since he has a seriously live arm. The ball snaps out of his hand and is loud in the catcher’s glove. I talked to a person with the team yesterday who said I should consider him a dark-horse for the Opening Day bullpen and possible set-up man late in the season.




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NJJDB
NJJDB

Dude is a solid pass rusher with okay cover skills, I'd definitely spend a 3rd round pick on him

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

Coming out isn't something that should have to be hidden,it should just be as it is with being hetero sexual. Sam  is a brave young man ,outing himself before he has even began his career when others in the sport of football won't even do that after their careers are done. Sheldon's attitude reflects a good up bringing and a gentle soul. It shouldn't be that big of a deal in this day and age but it is.

bradysucks
bradysucks

The NFL is now becoming like TMZ. I am awaiting Perez Hilton to call his first NFL game as a broadcaster. I pray the Jets don't draft this player. I want to hear about football and am not interested in the media covering a player's sexuality. I wish this player luck (on another team in a smaller media market).

Seriously media please cover football and let people watch Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC for their social issues. Watching the NFL network talk all night about this was awful. I didn't watch. Changed the channel.....

Brendan
Brendan

"Good player, good teammate." 


"He was my guy, he was my homeboy."  ("was" being used because they were teammates, not because they're no longer tight)


This just makes me love the Baws even more. Well stated, Sheldon. 

harold
harold

How Michael Sam has handled this and Sheldon Richardson's acknowledgement of him shows how much the world has changed.  Whether for better or worse is not for society to decide.  Each man must  decide what path he will follow.

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Have you not been paying attention to the past 5 years in Jetland? The media only talks about football when there's nothing else to talk about.