Spring Training Notes: Run, Jeter, Run!; Granderson speaks with the media

Although camp technically begins tomorrow, since there is a reasonable amount of players at the complex, we might as well start the Spring Training reports today. Here are today’s top stories from Tampa, Florida.

Jeter begins to run

Derek Jeter told reporters that he received the green light to do all activities that do with baseball–including running. Jeter ran for the first time since the surgery and said he felt pretty good.

 “I’m progressing like I told you. I’m right where I need to be. I’ve gotten the okay to do everything.”

Although Jeter is doing well in his recovery, don’t expect him to play Spring Training games right off the bat. Jeter’s goal is Opening Day, the day where everything begins to matter.

Granderson speaks out to the Media

Curtis Granderson reported to Spring Training a week before position players are slated to appear, and wasn’t shy in talking to the media about the topics that have been surrounding him all winter: the speculation that he will move to LF and his contract.

When talking about the speculation on whether Granderson could move to LF, Granderson said he was “open to it” and that he wouldn’t mind the move. Keep in mind fans, Granderson has barely played LF but of course, you want your best outfielder in CF and that’s not Granderson–no offense Grandy.

Granderson also talked about wanting to talk a contract extension with the Yankees. “I’d be a fool not to.”

“I’m so excited about this fourth season and hopefully this isn’t the last one.” Yeah…that’s what Nick Swisher said last season. Where is he now? Oh, right…CLEVELAND.

Granderson also seems serious about wanting to hit better this season, which is why he talked to Ichiro Suzuki about it. Granderson started working out and hitting earlier than usual, which could be useful since he is speedy and could help out the other speed demons on the team: Brett Gardner, Ichiro and Eduardo Nunez to name a few.

Here’s today’s poll:

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Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on February 11, 2013, in Hot Stove, Spring Training and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Good evening everybody 2 things here. On a positive note, Baseball Prospectus projects the Yankees to win 92 games and win the AL East by 6 games. Not saying I agree or disagree, just throwing that out there.

  2. The link to the Baseball Prospectus projections is here forgot to put it http://www.baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/dc/

  3. Secondly, I would highly advocate reading this Cano piece on River Ave. Blues. Very interesting. http://riveraveblues.com/2013/02/going-long-term-with-robinson-cano-82303/

  4. MICHAEL BOURN HAS FOUND A TEAM…and Kyle Lohse is STILL a free agent. Crazy world of baseball. By the way, tomorrow is the “State of the Yankees” address where we hear what Joe Girardi has to say about the team for the first time this season.

  5. I’ll answer that Patrick, because Matt is a little too nice sometimes and I’m not.
    1) While we always welcome and want people who are enthusiastic fans who incite discussions, debates, and arguments here, we do NOT need this third grade nonsense with the back and forth between you and some of the others here.
    2) It would be nice if you started commenting on or debating or even attacking the SUBJECT MATTER of what someone writes here rather than attacking the PERSON who wrote it. There is a difference between the two.
    3) Leave the angst, hostility, and conflicts from other sites AT THOSE SITES! Do not bring them here and constantly stir this place up with that venom.
    4) I believe you mean WHETHER or not to write this, not weather, which refers to the state of atmospheric conditions.

    Be of good cheer, please try and get along and that goes for the others involved in this saga as it does for you. Keep in mind that the aggressor usually gets the least amount of leeway or sympathy in situations involving conflict.

  6. I’m looking forward to seeing CC Sabathia. I said last year early on I felt something wasn’t quite right with him and once he went on the DL I knew it had to be chips. That surgery is very minor and usually relieves all pressure and pain in the elbow and I’m looking for CC’s velocity to be elevated and his control back to pinpoint.
    I’m also looking forward to Gardner at 100% and hoping this is the year he stays healthy.
    I wish we had some new players to take a look at and/or some youngsters who could make the lineup or even the squad.
    I’m just happy this winter will be over soon enough and that baseball will be back.

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