Found February 12, 2013 on Lady At The Bat:
The countdowns have finally ended. Today is the day! Yankees pitchers and catchers report to camp today. It's been a long off-season and the preseason looks like it's going to be a busy one.Toward the end of Spring Training we will start getting answers to many of the questions Yankees Universe has about its team. Here are 10 of those questions, in no particular order: 1- Will Derek Jeter have a successful comeback from the injury he suffered during the postseason last year? 2- Will Mariano Rivera have a successful comeback from the injury he suffered, early in the regular season? 3- How will the catching situation flesh out? Will the job go to Cervelli or Stewart, or will the Yankees make a deal? 4- What will happen with Alex Rodriguez? Will he be found "guilty?" Will he wear pinstripes this season? 5- Will the Yankees make progress toward an extension for Robinson Cano? 6- Can Ichiro Suzuki build on the great start he had to his Yankee career? 7- Will right-hande...

2013 New York Yankees: 4 things you need to watch for

Derek Jeter at the New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies game on June 19, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Baseball is back, as pitchers and catchers are officially reporting to their team’s respective Spring Training facility in either Arizona or Florida. The New York Yankees spring home is in Tampa, Florida and the normally anticipated media circus that comes with life in the...

Jeter Cleared To Do Everything

From Dan Martin:Derek Jeter ran on Monday for the first time since his October ankle surgery and says he has the go-ahead for all further baseball activity. ... "I've gotten the OK to do everything," Jeter said. "I haven't been using my legs so I have to get used to using them." Good to see Jeter progressing nicely. Jeter also took some slow grounders...

Derek Jeter the pride of the Yankees

Derek Jeter was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1992 out of high school. Where in his senior year he batted .508 for the season, he also had college recruiters and pro scouts watching him as a youngster. The University of Michigan offered him a scholarship to play baseball. Spending his summers in New Jersey with his grandparents is where he got a chance to go to Yankees games...

A-Rod won't report to spring training

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will not report to spring training with the rest of the team’s other position players, instead opting to rehab from hip surgery elsewhere.


Rivera still plans on shagging fly balls

Despite suffering a knee injury last season while doing the very same thing, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he still intends to shag fly balls in the outfield.

A-Rod Won't Be Rehabbing In Tampa

From Andy McCullough:The specter of Alex Rodriguez may loom over the Yankees as they begin spring training. But Rodriguez himself will not be in the presence of his teammates any time in the near future. Rodriguez will continue his recovery from offseason hip surgery in New York, manager Joe Girardi explained as part of his address to reporters after pitchers and catchers reported...

The Downfall of Alex Rodriguez

The Yankees played poorly in the postseason. The whole team, not just one individual. It is actually amazing that the team even beat the Orioles in the Division Series. But Alex Rodriguez became the face of the Yankees’ struggles. We all know the story; Raul Ibanez hit for Rodriguez and hit 2 home runs, one to tie, one to win. Then Eric Chavez played for Rodriguez in the last game...

Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera to Announce Whether 2013 Season Will Be His Last

Mariano Rivera will always be know as the “Sandman,” but will his theme song continue to play in Yankee Stadium after the 2013 season? Rivera announced to the media Wednesday that he has come to a decision on whether or not he will be returning to the Yankees roster following the 2013 season. But he didn’t announce his decision just yet. “Yes, I have,” Rivera said when...

Derek Jeter Runs for First Time Since Injury

 Brian Hoch of MLBlogs Network reports that New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill today for the first time since breaking his ankle last October. "It felt great. I’m progressing, like I told you,” Jeter said. “I’m right where I need to be. I’ve gotten the OK to do everything.”  He  also took about 75 to 80 ground balls at the Yankees...

Tampa State of Mind: Updates from Yankee Camp

The Boss outside of Steinbrenner Field (Photo courtesy of Flickr) As with the start of every season, storylines abound as spring training 2013 enters its second day. There is plenty of intrigue surrounding Yankee camp and we will keep you updated as news breaks. *     *     *     *     * [1:55pm] Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that Mariano Rivera threw about 25 pitches...

What John Sterling would say about the Pope quitting

1. I don't care what anybody says. You can't predict popes, you just can't. 2. This is one of the great things about religions. Today, there is one pope. Tomorrow, there will be an entirely new pope, and that means an entirely different game. Other sports put the same two teams out there. But it's not that way with popes.3. Right now, it's impossible to say if...

Interviews | Ty Hensley

Hensley (Photo courtesy of Ty Hensley) There are legions of talented ballplayers, but not all of them are as equally high-caliber off the field. Ty Hensley is not only one of the most prized arms in the Yankee organization, he is a man of character who is just as concerned with improving the lives of others as he is with becoming an elite pitcher. It is easy to be a Ty Hensley fan...
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