Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Open Thread: Pineda, Best Bullpen, Burnett, Soler

Good evening all.  Still no trade yet involving Burnett.   Some twists and turns with the rumors today.  Also Buster Olney tweeted the the Yankees are in the running for Jorge Soler.  I wrote about him early in the winter click here to read that. Here are some other links to get you through the night.

* The Washington Post reports that Pineda has already joined the team for some early workouts.

* MLB.com has an article ranking the best bullpens and the Yankees earned the top spot.

* According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Pirates remain the likeliest trade candidate for A.J. Burnett.

This is your open thread feel free to comment about whatever you like.

Enjoy the nite.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Bullpen, Nova, AJ, DH, 5th spot

Welcome to Spanning the Yankee Blogs.  I take a look at all the blogs and then link an article from each.  We have linked a lot of great articles give them each a read.

* An A-Blog for A-Rod is breaking down the spring training invitees.

* Bleeding Yankee Blue has an article about the new Yankee Russell Branyan.

* Bomber Boulevard is saying no, no to Guerrero.

* Lady Loves Pinstripes is projecting the 2012 New York Yankees lineup.

* New York Yankees Universe is giving away five t-shirts.

* Pinstripe Alley has a good read on Ivan Nova.

* River Ave Blues is making sense of the Burnett trade rumors.

* The Captain’s Blog mentions that Burnett’s departure could give Hughes his last chance.

* The Greedy Pinstripes wonders who will get the 5th spot if AJ is traded.

* The Yankee Analysts breaks down the 2012 bullpen.

* Yanks Go yard thinks Raul Ibanez is not the answer for the DH spot.

Morning Bits: Jeter, Hughes in shape, Burnett, Damon

Good Morning all.  We are now 5 days till pitchers and catchers report to spring training.  Will today be the day that we find out if A.J. Burnett get’s traded?  Today is Valentine’s Day the day for “Love”  and many Yankee fans would love to see AJ pack up his things and get out of New York.

Now onto the links….

* Anthony McCarron of the Daily News writes that Jeter confesses he’s older and wiser as spring training approaches.

* McCarron has another article this one on the topic of Hughes getting in shape to make pitch at rotation.   I don’t know about you all but I really hope we get the Hughe’s of two years ago in 2012.

* Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal looks into where A.J. Burnett places in the pantheon of busts.

* Joel Sherman of the NY Post says the Yankees fear Impatient Damon’s quest for 3,000.

* Yahoo reports that Madonna has added a second concert at Yankee stadium.