Nah. That’ll happen in 12 hours or so.
Forgot to mention a few things yesterday: Hank Steinbrenner chased down an AP reporter in Tampa and issued a few thoughts. A big Manny fan a few weeks ago, Little Stein admits the Yankees aren’t going to make him an offer. â€œNot yet. It might be advantageous to do at some point,â€ he said.
Mariano Rivera finished fifth and Mike Mussina sixth in the Cy Young voting. I had a vote for that award and here’s what I submitted: Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Rivera. I’m not sure why some voters thought Frankie Rodriguez had a better season than Mo. Save opportunities aren’t a very revealing stat.
As for Nick Swisher, in talking to different people around the game today they all praised his competitive nature and willingness to be a good teammate. Those qualities were diminished with the White Sox last season as he didn’t much like hitting leadoff or playing center as often as he did. It was just a bad fit in Chicago and with Ozzie Guillen. Swisher is a guy who has a personality, which is something the Yankees could use. He’s also said to be friends with Sabathia, which can’t hurt.