While you were reading this sentence, Miguel Andujar hit another home run.
The Yankees’ former likely starting third baseman, who lost that non-job to Brandon Drury, is up to four dingers in the Grapefruit League now, and while that really doesn’t mean anything, the man who turns 23 years old today is showing that he won’t simply cede the hot corner to the new guy. Good for him for that.
Meanwhile, Clint Frazier remains sidelined by the concussion that he suffered on Saturday, and while it’s not something anyone wants to see, it is definitely a good thing that the Yankees are treating the brain injury with the caution that is necessary when it comes to effectively handling brain injuries.
The Yankees have continued to play exhibition games, winning six of their first seven. It’s kind of hilarious that their one loss was the game in which Aaron Boone rolled out what may well be his opening day lineup, although if Luis Cessa is the Yankees’ 2018 opening day starter, I will not do anything, because I’m not dumb enough to put some ridiculous activity on the internet as stakes.
What if everyone else got held up at the Canadian border because the Mounties were trying to help the Blue Jays with some of their typical Mounties shenanigans (not really, I love Canada, please don’t hold me up at the border next time I go), and Cessa had to pitch? Pretty sure that MLB would postpone the game in that scenario, but who knows what kind of bizarre hellscape the world might become in the next four weeks?
I sure don’t!
That’s a perfect way to tell you that this episode also brings us to Mailbag Friday, where I get the opportunity to speculate about Ronald Torreyes punching guys in the genitals. Yes, it is definitely still spring training.
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.