Happy Groundhog Day! It’s Thursday February 2, 2012 and it’s the early so you know what that means. It’s news time!
Brian Cashman stands behind A.J. Burnett. Hey, I wrote about that yesterday! Curt Schilling felt the need to open his big mouth to declare that the Yankees are the favorites in the American League East. Oh and that he thinks the Yankees did an unbelievable job trading for Michael Pineda – Can this guy just go away already? Oh, wait, he won’t go away. It’s almost time for him to be up for the Hall of Fame vote, isn’t it?
We will never be rid of Curt Schilling.
In case you missed it, Joe Pawlikowski of River Avenue Blues wrote a piece featuring the suggestions of RAB readers regarding some future free agent signings the Yankees should make. It’s pretty amusing.
Michael Eder of The Yankee Analysts took a look at Michael Pineda’s rookie season and compared his numbers to some big names in the game. Conclusion: His rookie year was – as Larry David would say, pretty, pretty, pretty good.
With all the talk about Mark Teixeira and the shift yesterday, Brien Jackson of It’s About the Money, Stupid wonders if it’s even relevant.
William Juliano from the Captain’s Blog goes in depth on Teixeira’s numbers and wonders if Tex would be sacrificing too much by going the way. He looks at Teixeira’s numbers from the left side and right side.
And finally at Pinstripe Alley, Jedi Master A-Rod, writes about the Curious Case of David Adams. It’s a pretty interesting read about how Adams’ ankle played a specific role in the Yankees’ dealings with Seattle in 2010 and what effect it had in 2012. Considering the fact that David Adams has never set foot onto Yankee Stadium grass makes it even more entertaining.