Morning Bits: Valentine, Hughes, Spring training, Cervelli

It’s the mid-week and I’m very excited today as I’m going with a couple friends to check out the Knicks and Linsanity tonight.  Yankees baseball is why you come to this site though so here are the links I bring to you every morning.  Enjoy!

* Valentine is already tweaking the Yankees and Boston.com has it all for you.

* The New York Post has Hughes as the chosen one in the rotation battle.

* Adam Warren is going to start the Yankees first spring training game.

* The New York Times has the latest with Cervelli and his concussions.

* MLB.com reports that new faces change the face of the Sox-Yanks rivalry.

* Lohud mentions that Joba is glad to be back at work after elbow surgery.

* Ivan Nova is dealing with pressure of expectations after superb rookie season says The Daily News.

* From The Star Ledger – Despite power numbers Curtis Granderson expects to stay at number two in the lineup.

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Posted on February 29, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Burnett news….

  2. THIS JUST IN:

    Ken Rosenthal
    Feb. 29, 2012
    @Ken_Rosenthal
    Sources: Additional wild cards a “go” for this season. Playoffs to expand from eight to 10 teams. Announcement tomorrow. #MLB

  3. Well it looks like Russell Martin won’t be the only “quality” catcher to hit FA at the end of this season.

    Miguel Montero and the Diamondbacks have decided to table extension talks until after the season. Montero settled for $5.9MM just recently before the case went to the arbitrator.

  4. It looks like Napoli now is going to test FA after the 2012 season. The numbers of quality catchers appearing to want to test FA is starting to get crowded. That can only depress the market much like the market for closers this past winter.

  5. Right now it looks like: Napoli, Miguel Montero and Martin will test FA market in 2013. Aside from the grocery list of other catchers.

    • I think they are all shocked at Molina’s deal and are salivating.

      • I agree. I think they are all salivating. But the realist in me tells me the catchers market next winter is going to wind up like the closers market this past winter. One or maybe 2 guys will make out like bandits and the rest will be disappointed.

        • You’re probably right. Teams are usually pretty conservative with Catchers since it’s not a position that lends itself to longevity or consistencty.

          Best case for the Yanks is they offer Martin arbitration and he eventually takes it. Then in 2014, Romine and Cervelli take the reigns with Murphy and Sanchez getting close.

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