Clint Frazier Unfollows All But Two of His Teammates on Instagram After Demotion to Minors
Clint Frazier was optioned to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre Sunday evening to make way for Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and the newly acquired Edwin Encarnacion. How did Clint take the news? According to 12up, he cleared out all but two of his Instagram posts and unfollowed all of his teammates except for Didi Gregorious and Tyler Wade.
This guy. Being sent to AAA is Clint Frazier's doing. Even with the log jam in the outfield, Clint would not have been sent down if he was not becoming a problem. His immaturity was a well documented concern when he joined the Yankee organization but the whispers seemed to die down for awhile. That is, until he took on the N.Y. media after his disastrous play in the field against the Red Sox in early June.
Since the media battle, the narrative has resurfaced. The guy can't play the field, will have ongoing problems with the press and is not fit to play in N.Y. If all of his recent behavior issues had not surfaced I think the team would have found a role for him in the Bronx despite his defense and the crowded outfield. The fact is, the kid can hit. He's a contact guy, hits to all fields and when he gets hot, he can win games for his team all by himself.
I had high hopes for Clint Frazier. Every time his name came up in trade talks I would argue against it and say it's worth it to try and find a place/role for him. Now, after last night's social media temper tantrum, I think he's gotta go. Let him go play for a team in a city that is willing to overlook his childish ways in exchange for going 2-5 every night. There are plenty of those cities and maybe the media won't hurt his very sensitive feelings.