Here are my news and notes from Yankees Camp, position players report for physicals Sat and the first full squad workout is Sunday. The grapefruit league schedule will begin on Saturday and then we work towards March 31st, opening day.
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Here are my Yankees News and Notes from Tampa on Day Two of Spring training. It is fairly quiet in Yankee camp, there is a lot of competition this spring which is different then most years. The Yankees need to find a fourth and fifth starter. Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia seem to be the early favorities but we will see how it plays out. It looks like Andruw Jones will be the only reserve outfielder and they will carry two extra infielders with Eric Chavez and Ronnie Belliard having a good chance of making the team.
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Here are my Mets news and notes as they reported to camp yesterday and had their first official workout today Wednesday February 17th. The Mets are going through a lot of turmoil with their owners and it is nice for them to get on the field and maybe talk about baseball. It won't go away right away but hopefully the story's will soon turn to on the field.
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Here are some Yankees news and notes from day one of camp. The main story lines are Jorge Posada transitioning to DH which suprisingly he seems at peace with now. He said it was hard at first but he has had all winter to think about it and get used to it. He says he realizes now he can maybe get 400 at bats which he hasn't done in more then three years. I also believe this will help him and maybe he will play beyond this year, he said he doesn't know what will happen after this season but doesn't want to be anywhere else. The other topic is A.J. Burnett, he said he realizes how important he is and is in a good place. He was visited in the winter by GM Brian Cashman and also new pitching coach Larry Rothschild. I believe the key to their season is Burnett, if he can bounce back then they will be ok, they have a solid top three and the bottom two won't be as much of a factor with the strong bullpen.
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Here is my Yankees Spring Training Preview. It will be an interesting spring to say the least. The Yankees need to find a fourth and fifth starter, they have a bunch of candidates. They need to see how Jorge Posada will adjust to the DH role and will one of the young guys step up and become the backup to Russel Martin, will Martin be healthy and productive and remain the starter. Will a bunch of the regulars like Jeter, Teixeira, Granderson, A-rod have bounce back years, there are a lot of story lines for the Yankees this year and pitchers and catchers are finally reporting.
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