The story of the day was the lingering Rays-Yanks feud. Hopefully it’s settled on Wednesday and that will be that. Joe Maddon looks pretty silly, going all blood and guts in spring training.
The story on the field was Phil Hughes. Once nearly a Twin, Phil Franchise dominated the Minnesota lineup with excellent control of his fastball, a tight curve and a changeup he threw effectively the few times he tried it.
We don’t know for a few years whether the Yankees were right to hold on to Hughes and leave Johan Santana for the Mets. But Hughes looks every bit a solid No. 3 starter at the age of 21. What is he going to be three years from now?
We have a long drive home ahead of us. Check back with you tomorrow.