Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday's News

The first official workouts for position players begin tomorrow, things are moving along. It's time take in your daily links.

Aaron Boone, Yankee playoff hero, officially announced his retirement from baseball today. I'll never forget the elation I felt after that grand slam he hit off Tim Wakefield in the 11th inning of game seven in the 2003 ALCS. Truly a magical moment. Boone is set to join ESPN as a baseball analyst and I wish him all the best.

According to Joel Sherman on Twitter, left-hander Kei Igawa is expected to work exclusively as a relief pitcher in camp and in the minors. He's now certified as the biggest waste of money in the Yankees organization.

Johnny Damon is a little angry with how he was handled by the Yankees this offseason. He takes some parting shots. Don't blame the team Johnny, blame your agent.

Marcus Thames is ecstatic about getting a fresh start in pinstripes, he could be a great source of power against lefties off the bench.

Andy Pettitte threw his first official bullpen of the spring today and reported that his elbow and shoulder are both 100 percent.

Robinson Cano enjoyed his best season as a pro last year, but he's still looking to improve. Specifically, he wants to get better hitting with runners in scoring position. LoHud also touches upon Cano's outstanding defense and the departure of Melky Cabrera, his best friend in the clubhouse.

Mark Teixeira arrived at camp with his mind focused on one thing, repeating as world champions. LoHud also grabbed an interview with Teixeira, complete with audio.

A lot of articles came out about the home run Jesus Montero hit at George M Steinbrenner Field yesterday. MLB.com was particularly impressed by the power show. The Daily News was also impressed, but reiterated that Montero has a long way to go.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Matt, Love the blog idea (obviously, as a fellow Yanks fan). Hope it finds lots of success. I wanted to share my new site, dedicated to the Yanks/Sox rivalry as it applies to the fans. I'm a Yanks fan living in Boston, which makes for a great perspective on things. Hope you enjoy: www.CrankyYankeeFan.com

    Go Yanks,


*All photographs provided by Flickr, Photobucket and other free social image hosting websites.