Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Yankees Offseason Notes: Still quiet but Marlins make it interesting

So the Yankees are still being as quiet as ever during the offseason (honestly, this is getting tedious just doing nothing) but we had a taste of the Hot Stove today (no, it didn’t happen in New York).

— The Miami Marlins are close to a blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The details are a bit sketchy, but the Marlins are planning on sending Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to Canada! Honestly, this is the most exciting news I’ve heard since the end of the World Series.I had to literally pinch myself to see if I was dreaming that there was still baseball news. But here’s the part where we get to play Yankees GM all over again and focus on everyone’s favorite subject: trading (or attempting to) Alex Rodriguez. With the Marlins dumping all the contracts on the Blue Jays, do you think A-Rod will waive the no-trade clause and finally go to Florida? I know Brian Cashman said that he wasn’t going to trade A-Rod but…come on now! This is tempting!

The main question I have is this: Who do the Marlins think they’re going to get for 5 players (3 of them that are superstars)? Jose Bautista?

— The Colorado Rockies signed Dante Bichette as their hitting coach for the 2013 season. Does his name sound familiar? It should. He’s friends with Joe Girardi and his son Dante Bichette Jr. plays in the Yankees organization. The kid has a great bat, he could be as good as his dad.

Robinson Cano becomes a U.S Citizen

Robinson Cano becomes a U.S Citizen

By Delia E.

During the offseason, it gives players a chance to think either about free agency, what they could do different the next year or what they’re going to do all winter. For Robinson Cano, the offseason was a chance for him to officially become a United States citizen.

“Very proud day for me. I just became a U.S Citizen, God Bless America.” Cano tweeted earlier Tuesday morning. He even put a picture of him getting sworn in.

Cano, 30 is from the Dominican Republic. Congratulations Robinson Cano on officially being a U.S Citizen. Must have been a good day for you.

Morning Bits: Pineda, Phelps, Kuroda

Good Morning all.   Let’s get right to the links…

— Pineda threw at Yankee Stadium reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY.

— ESPN picks David Phleps as the Yankees Rookie of the Year.

Newsday mentions that the rotation would take a huge hit if Kuroda is not back with the team next year.