There is actual, real, live baseball to talk about! Exhibition baseball, but baseball! On the field and stuff!
The Yankees are 4-0 in the Grapefruit League, which means absolutely nothing, but hey, it’s always neat when a team is undefeated, right?
What’s not neat is that Clint Frazier suffered a concussion when he banged his head into a fence on Saturday, and the Yankees’ main job with Frazier will be to protect him from himself, because even if a concussion presents as “mild,” it’s still a brain injury, and the last thing anyone wants is for something that can be handled with rest to turn into a long-term problem, because that’s not just on the field, that’s life.
Meanwhile, Aaron Judge is ready to play on Wednesday, which is right on schedule for him after offseason shoulder surgery.
Russell Wilson made his appearance at spring training, taking batting practice with the stars and basically giving elite professional athletes a peer to be able to talk to. If you’re going to have a publicity stunt, this is one of the better ways to do it, because it can have a real benefit to your team.
Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher are on board with the Yankees as special advisors. A-Rod was last year, too, but he was still under contract then. Again, good to have people that players can talk to who they will want to talk to and can be fresh, but trusted, voices from outside the day-to-day coaching staff.
And, yeah, it’s super early and nothing means very much on the field, but still some thoughts on the spring starts of Brandon Drury, Tylelr Wade, Justus Sheffield, Chance Adams, and Miguel Andujar — the hero of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Phillies with his game-tying double and his walkoff home run.
Paxton starts, Tulo homers and Pettitte comes home
In today’s episode of Locked On Yankees, we discuss Monday’s win over Toronto, some individual performances, including Troy Tulowitzki’s, and we talk about Andy Pettitte’s new role within the Yankees organization.
Hicks gets paid, the Yankees play their first games & get hypnotized
In today’s episode of Locked On Yankees, Aaron Hicks gets paid, the Yankees play their first Spring Training games, some guys are showing off and the team gets hypnotized.
Notes from Spring Training | Hal speaks, CC retires and James Paxton
In today’s episode of Locked On Yankees, there’s a lot to talk about including some comments made by team owner Hal Steinbrenner, CC Sabathia’s retirement and as promised, Stacey goes in-depth on newest Yankees starter James Paxton.