So much talk this spring has centered around the Yankees top pitching prospects Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Andrew Brackman also known as the "Killer B's". Cashman even alluded to the fact that he would not trade these players as they're all legitimate pieces. “I have enough chips,” Cashman said. “But if people want to demand certain bullets, those certain bullets I’m not going to shoot… There are untouchables here.” But one member of the Yankees feels slighted by his non-inclusion as part of the Killer B's.
"I have to be the most experienced prospect the Yankees have." Explained recent acquisition and 13 year major league veteran Ronnie Belliard. "My name has a 'B' in it. I listen to more Wu-Tang Killer Bees than all of those kids. So why can't I be a Killer B?"
When told that the designation was meant for prospects, Ronnie didn't want to hear it:
"Were those kids even alive when the Wu-Tang Killer bees were on the swarm? There was the RZA, the GZA, Ol' Dirty, Mr. T, that dude from Soul Train, and I think I once saw Brad Pitt. If any of the supposed 'Killer B's' can name half of those guys then they can join the Killer Bees. But otherwise, I should be a Killer Bee."
When explained that the Yankees Killer B's were different from the Wu-Tang Killer Bees, Belliard was shocked.
"So all this baseball stuff isn't getting me closer to a RZA-produced album?"
No, but we hope it does seeing as all this baseball stuff isn't likely to get him closer to being on a baseball team this season either. Plus, a RZA-produced album is so rare these days.