"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Position players reported today

The position players reported to camp and took their physicals today. The first full-squad workout will be tomorrow.

Johnny Damon was a subject of attention today. According to Bryan Hoch, Damon wants to prove that he is a still an elite leadoff man. He also has no problem with left field, and will play center field when Melky Cabrera needs a rest.

From Peter Abraham, Joe Girardi hopes that Damon will get at least 600 at-bats.

Giambi also "looks great" and would like to play beyond next year (the final year of his Yankee contract). I feel that even if he has a decent year, this will be his last as a Yankee. Giambi is a station-to-station guy on the bases, and the Yankees are trying to get younger and more athletic.

Mussina is throwing well. He needs to be on a mission to prove his worth, as he is also in the last year of his contract. He's been on the decline the last few years, so he doesn't want to fall out of favor with the higher-ups in the organization. It also helps that he has been mentoring Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy.

Hank Steinbrenner signed many autographs this afternoon, and there was also a Carl Pavano sighting (pictured here with Humberto Sanchez).

The news has been rather slow today, so I don't see anything happening for the rest of today. But if there is anything, I'll be here. Enjoy the rest of your day.

In the meantime, Hal Steinbrenner did an interview for GQ Magazine.

Photos by REUTERS/Scott Audette


Andrew V. said...

Steinbrenner and GQ...seems like an oxymoron.

John102355 said...

Notice that news about ARod has been very sparce this year. Maybe he'll fly under the radar and have another great year!

Andrew Fletcher said...

Funny you should say that. A-Rod is actually scheduled to hold a news conference tomorrow.

Andrea said...

Why is Pavano even there?

I saw him do an interview on SNY last night about Pettitte. Like he knows what it's like to be a pitcher.

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