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Morning Bits: Pettitte, Cano, Prospects

mug3Good Morning all.   Can the Yanks do it again tonight?   Nova is on the mound and first pitch is for 7PM.    Enjoy the game.   let’s get to the links…..

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY writes that Old Man Andy is still rolling along.

Dan Martin of the NY Post writes that the Red Hot Robbie hit one of the Yankees five blasts.

Bryan Hoch of has a nice article about how the Yankees are hoping to develop within.   He mentions Heathcott, Austin and Sanchez are players with really good potential.

Morning Bits: Cano & Hafner big day & RailRiders get first win of 2013

mug3Good morning all.   Nice win for the bombers yesterday afternoon as Cano finally woke up.   7PM start tonight as Pettitte will be on the mound.   Enjoy the day.

Erik Boland of Newsday writes the game review from Cano and Hafner’s big day.

Bryan Hoch of has lots of news and notes on the Yanks.

— The Yankees AAA team The RailRiders record first victory of 2013.   Mesa had a solo homerun in the game.  Check out the recap from Andrew Kappes of

Morning Bits: First year Yankees not the problem, C.C. , post game notes.

mug3Good morning all.   Yankees have a 4PM starts today as they will be going against old friend Swisher and the Indians.   Let’s start the morning off with some links….

George King of the Post has the review of yesterday’s game where C.C. outlasted Verlander.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY has some post game notes.

Bryan Hoch of writes that first year Yankees are not the problem early on.

Morning Bits: 0 for the Season, Teixeira aims to be back May 1st, Pettitte in the cold

mug3Good morning all.   Not looking good so far as the Yankees are 0-2 and Kuroda left the game early last night.   Let’s get the morning going with some links.

Barry Bloom of writes that Mark Teixeira is targeting a May 1st return.   (what will the Yankees record be then?)

Scott Cacciola of The New York Times writes that Kuroda and the Yankees pride are hurting.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY looks into Pettitte pitching in the cold.

Morning Bits: Cano, C.C. , Jeter

mug3Good morning.  Game two of the season is later tonight.    Let’s start of with some links…

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports asks did hiring Yankee fan Jay-Z tell the team where Cano wants to be?

Anthony McCarron of The New York Daily news writes that the Yankees are not concerned with C.C.’s velocity as they know the fastball will return.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY writes that Jeter is a long way from coming back.

Morning Bits: C.C.’s velocity, A-Rod, & more…

mug3Well they got the first loss out of the way quickly.   Off day today.   Let’s get started with some links…

Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger wonders if the Yankees should worry about C.C.’s velocity.

Danny Knobler of CBS writes that A-Rod sees return to Yankees as “year of opportunity.”

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY writes that is an opener to forget.

Morning Bits: Opening Day, C.C., payroll

mug3Good morning all.   The season is finally here!!!!!  Let’s get it started with some morning links…..

Matt Snyder of CBS writes that the amount of money the Yankees have on the DL is more than 16 teams total payroll.

Bill Madden of The New York Daily News believes the Red Sox and Yankees will be at the bottom of the division this year.

Andy Mcullough of The Star Ledgers writes that a healthy C.C. is ready to lead the Yankees.

Morning Bits: Wang excited to be back with Yanks, Mariano, AL East Rivals

mug3Good Morning all….. Not many spring training games left.   Let’s get right to the links….

David Waldstein of The New York Times writes that Wang hopes to get back to where he started.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY asks over/under 36 saves this season for Mariano Rivera.

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports writes that the Yankees have looked bad, but not to their AL East rivals.

Morning Bits: Vernon Wells, lack of depth, Pettitte

mug3Good morning all.   Let’s get going with the some links.

—  Bryan Hoch of has some quotes about the Vernon Wells trade.

Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger writes that the Yankees lineup lacks depth, talent of years past.

David Waldstein of The New York Times mentions that Pettitte still likes the Yankees chances.

Morning Bits: Pettitte, Cano, Lineup

mug3Good Morning all.  Let’s get started with the links….

Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger writes about Hughes,  Mariano and Pettitte.

Kevin Kernan of The New York Post writes that Cano is growing as leader.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY asks what is your opening day lineup?

Morning Bits: Cervelli, Nova, Opening Day

mug3Good morning all.   Away we go….

— The Yankees consider The Great Gazoo I mean Francisco Cervelli a fair bet to start Opening Day writes Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger.

— After his start yesterday Ivan Nova continue to fight for the 5th spot in the rotation.  Article is also from McCullough.

Anthony Reiber of Newsday writes that for the first time ever the Mets and Yankees will open the season at the same time, same day and in the same city.

Morning Bits: Calling all retired players, Romine to start season in AAA, Nova on mound today

mug3Who is happy about the new addition of Francisco?  Not me at all!!!!  Let’s get going with the links….

Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal writes that if you are old and retired the Yankees are interested.

— If you thought Austin Romine would start in the Bronx this year than you were wrong.  D.J. Short of NBC Sports reports that he has been assigned to the AAA Roster.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY writes that it’s Nova’s turn today to stay on par with Phelps in the showdown for the 5th spot in the rotation.

Morning Bits: Ronnier Mustelier, C.C., Phelps vs Nova for the 5th spot.

mug3We are now less than 3 weeks till the regular season begins for major league baseball!!!! Let’s get going with some Yankee links….

— We have been talking about Ronnier Mustelier on this blog since last year saying he needed to be on team.   Well he is finally getting some Dap when The Daily News is writing an article about him.  John Harper wrote the article.

— From The Star Ledger writer Andy McCullough mentions that C.C. will be making his first start of the spring this week.

Adam Berry of MLB.COM writes that Phelps and Nova are pushing each other for the 5th spot in the rotation.

Morning Bits: Mariano, Tex injury update, Cashman quotes and more…

mug3Good morning all.   Let’s get you going with the some articles.  Enjoy the weekend.

Tyler Kepner of The New York Times looks into Mariano closing out his career.

— Daily News writer Mark Feinsand mentions that doctors told Teixeira that the wrist injury shouldn’t linger all season.

Bill Madden of The Daily News writes that Cashman is going to sit and wait out the injuries.

From the YES NETWORK here is a quick cut of Joba.

Who’s on First?, Couple of Tex articles, Robertson to rest stiff shoulder

mug3How’s everyone feeling about the upcoming season now?   Let’s get right into the links….

— New York Times writer David Waldstein has the latest on the Tex injury.

Sports Illustrated has a nice article about the injury.

–Another injury to note is that David Robertson is skipping the trip to rest his stiff shoulder article provided by Andy McCullogh of The Star Ledger.

Morning Bits: Lack of power in 2013, David Phelps, Switch Pitching Prospect Venditte

mug3Good morning all.   Away with the links….

— The Star Ledger writer Dave D’Alessandro believes that a lack of power will doom the 2013 Yankees.

Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY writes that it is now judgement days during spring training to evaluate talent such as David Phelps who pitches tonight.

— MLB.COM writer William Boor has an article about Yankees switch pitching prospect Pat Venditte who is proud to pitch for team Italy in the World Baseball Classic.