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Yankees Offseason Notes: Yankees release Chris Dickerson; Jeter out of his boot

After being designated for assignment for the second time in his short career with the Yankees, today it had been announced that Chris Dickerson had been released. Dickerson quickly became a fan favorite, but the issue that the Yankees see with him is that he hits left-handed. It’s an issue because Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki are all left-handed–and there’s no more room for another left-hander on the roster. Since this was his second designation, the Yankees placed him on release waivers instead of out righting him to Triple-A. Every other team had been watching the Yankees closely with the Chris Dickerson saga, so it’s only a matter of time before another team signs him.

In Other News:

— Brian Cashman confirmed today that Derek Jeter is out of his walking boot and is down in Tampa working out. Jeter is expected to be ready by Opening Day but the beginning of Spring Training is extremely questionable.

Yogi Berra is still contemplating whether to join Twitter, but he did tweet from @Yogi_Museum–which has caused a fan frenzy.

— Mark your calendars  Spring Training begins in exactly one month from today. The first official workout for pitchers and catchers will take place on February 13.

Spanning the Yankee Blogs: Trades, A-Rod, Yogi, Rumors

Lot’s of good articles out this week about the team we all love.  Check them out!!!

* An A-blog for A-Rod is looking at outfield options.

* Bleeding Yankee Blue has the latest Yankee rumors.

* Bronx Baseball Daily dives into numbers and facts.

* It’s about the Money Stupid wonders if buyers will be more scarce this deadline.

* Lady Loves Pinstripes ponders if the Yankees should or should not trade.

* NYY Universe has a nice write up on Yogi Berra.

* The Captain’s Blog takes a look at A-Rod and his assault on the all time records.

* The Yankee Analysts looks into inter-league wins and loses.

Morning Bits: Empire State Yankees, Girardi, Sabathia, Hughes

Empire State Yankees

Good morning all as we inch closer to Friday.  Yankee game today but it is not on TV or radio.  Oh well just have to check back with us later for the latest from the game.

and here we go with the links….

* ESPN’s Wallace Matthews say the time is now for Phil Hughes.

* Bryan Hoch of reports Yogi has arrived at Yankees camp.

* The Scranton Wilkes Yankees will be known as the “Empire State Yankees” for the 2012 season.

* reports that Sabathia shoulders the burden of the Yankee staff.

* The story about the motivational speaker Girardi invited to talk to the team yesterday from Sports Illustrated.

Enjoy this video interview with Mariano after his first bullpen in spring training.

Morning Bits: Jim Henry, Jose Campos, Jeter, Burnett, Yogi, Teixiera, Chavez

Good morning all.  Enjoy the day.  Let’s get right to the links….

* The Yankees hired former Cubs GM Jim Henry.

* Baseball America ranks Jose Campos 5th on the updated Yankees prospect list.

* Cash wouldn’t change Jeter negotiations. He also has Burnett’s back.

* Stat of the Day about Mark Teixeira from ESPN.

* Yogi and Teixeira were honored with Munson Awards.

* Andrew Marchand of reports that the Yankees are still interested in re-signing Eric Chavez.

Morning Bits: Darvish, Cano, Yogi, Sabathia, Jeter, Girardi

Well Darvish Day is come and past; hopefully we find out sooner than later if the Yankees bid was a success.  Come back often for updates.

Tons of links today let’s get right to it.

* The Yankees are monitoring the Darvish Sweepstakes.

* Cano is willing to hit anywhere in the Yankees lineup.

* Yogi slated to receive Munson Legend Award.

* Yankees hold food drive to help neighbors.

* Sabathia is shocked by Braun’s positive PED test.

* Jeter hopes to one day own a team.

* Girardi is in favor of expanded replay.

* Sweeny Murti who works closely with the Yankees for the WFAN & YES has his take so far about the team.

Morning Bits 6/13/11

Good Morning all.  Another Yankee win yesterday the Yankees look to make it a sweep with another win tonight.

Here are your morning links.


* Quietly Jorge Posada has a six game hit streak.

* Russel Martin is having a hard time shaking of the rust.

* Yogi’s Museum has a grand re-opening.







Boston 39 26 .600 19-13 20-13 350 281 +69 Won 9 9-1
NY Yankees 36 27 .571 2 20-16 16-11 330 255 +75 Won 3 6-4
Tampa Bay 35 30 .538 4 14-16 21-14 272 260 +12 Won 2 6-4
Toronto 32 34 .485 7.5 15-17 17-17 317 316 +1 Lost 4 4-6
Baltimore 30 33 .476 8 20-18 10-15 258 294 -36 Lost 2 6-4