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Q&A with Staten Island Manager Justin Pope

Pope says Greg Bird can flat-out hit

We sat down with Staten Island Yankees manager Justin Pope for a Q&A session to get his thoughts on just how good Claudio Custodio could be, what went on with Ravel Santana, if he saw progress defensively from Peter O'Brien, how good does he think Greg Bird could be, what went wrong with Taylor Morton, and much, much more. Let's start off with Ravel Santana because he was supposed to be the big guy in your lineup this year. He didn't have a very good season overall, but did you like the adjustments he made over the course of the year? Justin Pope: I did, especially towards the end of the season he made huge strides, huge adjustments. It was his first full season back from the ankle injury... Recommended Stories

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