I posted some excerpts from Mike Newman's chat yesterday, but as I continued reading there were plenty more interesting Q & A that I would like our readers to see. I had trouble block-quoting the Q & A again, so my comments are under RG.
Comment from Preston
I know they aren't big league ready, but do you not consider Banuelos or Betances elite talents?
RG: Wow. Mike didn't waste his opportunity to bash the Yankee hype machine, eh? I will be interested to see the reaction from Yankee fans here and elsewhere on SB Nation.
Comment from Eric
of all the players you saw last season, who struck you as the most powerful bat?
Mike Newman Xander Bogaerts
RG: Bogaerts was young for Low A this year, as he hit .260-.324-.509 with 16 HRs and 45 RBIs in 265 at bats.
More excerpts after the jump:
Comment from Illmatic:
Rank ROC: Rendon, Harper, Trout, Jennings, Hosmer, disregarding defense.
Mike Newman: Harper-Trout-Hosmer-Rendon-Jennings