Notes from Day 1
New players, new numbers: Eric Chavez 12, Andruw Jones 18, Mark Prior 22, Ron Belliard 26, Rafael Soriano 29, Pedro Feliciano 31, Freddy Garcia 36, Bartolo Colon 40, Russell Martin 55. Francisco Cervelli switches from 29 to 17.
Speaking of Cervelli, according to Girardi he is not guaranteed the backup catcher’s job. Jesus Montero and Austin Romine will join Frankie in an "open competition" for the position.
2011 Spring Training guest instructors: Yogi Berra, Tino Martinez, Lee Mazzilli, David Wells, Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage and Ron Guidry.
As for the leadoff spot in the batting order, G-Man says “We signed Jeter to be our shortstop and our leadoff hitter.”
CC Sabathia made some rumblings this morning by mentioning his opt out after this season. This is just a ploy for more money in case he has another stellar season. A few hours later he said he's done talking about it.
Ceec is also down 25 lbs, down to 290 from 315! How'd he do it? “I stopped eating Cap’n Crunch every day … I used to eat that stuff by the box.”
2 very good Yankees blogs The Yankee U and Yankeeist have merged and moved to YankeeAnalysts.com