The wild card has opened the door for a lot of teams. Including the Yankees.
Roger Clemens will throw a simulated game in Tampa today. This notebook also has word on Joe Torre contemplating a lineup change and chilling with Bernie.
Over in Queens, the Mets packed up. John Delcos has the story there.
Two thoughts on the Mets: How can ownership leave Willie Randolph in limbo like they are? If he’s coming back, say it. Every day that passes reinforces the idea that they don’t think much of him. I think he deserves another shot even though they didn’t play very hard for him.
Also, trade Carlos Beltran for pitching. They have depth in the OF and need to get an ace. Beltran can be traded and not one Mets fan will care. He’s a good player but hardly a great one. He would be better in a smaller market and everybody in baseball knows it.
I’m headed off to Cleveland this morning and plan to cover the Indians’ workout at Jacobs Field. We’ll have reports later on from both workouts.
Finally, the new Bruce Springsteen record drops today. So get yourself some Magic. It’s already on my iPod and it’s his best release in years.