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Morning Bits: Girardi, Mattingly, Cone, O’Neill, Ichiro

Good morning everyone and a Happy Sunday to you all. Yankees and Red Sox play the rubber game of the 3 game series tonight at 8pm on ESPN. Josh Beckett hits the mound for the Red Sox and Hiroki Kuroda hits the mound for the Yankees. Here are your morning bits! 

— ESPN New York wonders who would be the better manager for the Yankees: Joe Girardi (or as they like to nickname him Joey Looseleaf) or Don Mattingly (Donnie Baseball)?

— The New York Daily News writes how the YES Network should trim the roster of analysts–but they should keep David Cone and Paul O’Neill with Michael Kay full-time.

— The Yankees get to see first hand what makes Ichiro Suzuki one of the most prolific hitters in baseball–and I must say, his ‘slap and run’ technique is very impressive.

Links Overflow: Mason Williams, Pettitte, David Cone

Hello all with no game tonight I figured I’d post some links.  Enjoy. Comment on any thoughts you have on them.

* Yankees prospect Mason Williams is opening some eyes.

* ESPN reports that Pettitte is not scared to fail.

* Listen to a podacast where David Cone shares his thoughts about Andy Pettitte’s return with the Yankees.

* Make sure to read this one from Lohud about all the latest about the minor league teams for the Yankees.

Enjoy this video of C.C. Sabthia talking about Pettitte’s return and more.

Spring Training Notes 3/7/12

Hiroki Kuroda pitching during today's 4-0 loss to the Rays

Good evening everyone! Today we saw the Yankees bat struggle for the third straight game offensively and we also saw Hiroki Kuroda take the mound today. Here are today’s notes:

— The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees will change their name for the 2012 season since they are not in their ballpark due to construction: The Empire State Yankees.

— Some observations on Hiroki Kuroda from today: Kuroda was able to spot his pitches and had an effective splitter. The only bad pitch he made was a hanging curve ball which drove in 2 runs in a 3 run inning. He was also able to hit 95 MPH multiple times today which was impressive.

— There was something that Ken Singleton & David Cone said during today’s YES Network broadcast that made me understand what it means to be a pitcher. You can throw as hard as you want, but you can still get hit around because your pitches are in the middle of the plate. It’s better to be a pitcher that throws 89 MPH – 92 MPH and that has good location than a pitcher that throws 95 MPH – 96 MPH and having no location at all.

— Russell Martin and Hiroki Kuroda have a pitcher catcher bond already. Well, Martin & Kuroda were both on the Dodgers at one point, so there is the comfort zone.

— Mariano Rivera will throw another live batting practice tomorrow and will soon get in on the Spring Training action.

Note: Tomorrow’s Yankees Game will not be on television or radio but on Friday the Yankees return to YES. Saturday is a radio game and Sunday is a YES game, so there is your Yankees for the weekend.

Some Tweets:

https://twitter.com/#!/YESNetwork/status/177062159195439105

https://twitter.com/#!/BryanHoch/status/177502459353247744

Talk about whatever you like in the comment section.

Have a good night everyone!

Morning Bits: Buehrle, Posada, Spring Training

Good morning all. Here are your links:

In the opinion of Jeff Bradley of the Star-Ledger, Mark Buehrle could enhance the Yankees’ rotation, as Jimmy Key did in the 90s.

— Joe Torre and David Cone talked about Jorge Posada’s career as a Yankees. Torre said he thought Posada was Hall of Fame-worthy.

As you know, the Yankees’ Spring Training schedule was released yesterday. Click this link to see the official press release.

Have a great Friday.