Morning Bits: Sabathia, Spring Training, Burnett, Ibanez

Good morning all I assume many of you are off on this holiday.   So enjoy the day and keep checking back with us for all the latest.  Let’s get right to the morning links…..

* The Washington Post says the Yankees are looking for slimmer Sabathia to revert to dominate form.

* Chad Jennings of Lohud writes that the Yanks take unique road as spring training opens.

* ESPN has the full report of the done deal for AJ Burnett.

* From MLB.com: Ibanez remains at the top of the Yankees wish list.

* Sports Illustrated reports on the lighter side of Sabathia.

* From The Daily News Cashman admits the Yankees didn’t try to win the AL East in 2010.

Here is a youtube video sent it to us from Paul who is one of our readers.  Hope you enjoy it as it’s pretty good.

About Matthew S.

Avid Yankee fan since birth. I have been going to Yankee games with my father since i was young. I have many memories at YSII including many playoffs and world series games. I hope that you enjoy our blog. Comment often.

Posted on February 20, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I liked hearing this from the Sports Illustrated article….

    “Kuroda thinks being reunited with catcher Russell Martin, a former teammate in Los Angeles, will help his transition to the Yankees. “I played with him for three years. He knows me. Not just my pitches, he knows my personality, so it’s going to be a real big help,” Kuroda said through a translator.”

  2. Matt, with Ibanez’s signing I have the Yankees 2012 payroll at $206.9MM. But for Luxury Tax purposes including estimates for the entire 40man roster and incentives, etc…I have it at $209.5MM

    That figure for luxury tax purposes is about $3MM less than their number in 2011 that MLB calculated the Yankees 2011 luxury tax on.

  3. Hey this post from RAB is a must read for those that care about the draft.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/02/the-yankees-2012-draft-pool-4192200-64299/

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