Sam Borden writes that despite initial appearances, CC Sabathia will be comfortable in New York.
A.J. Burnett believes injuries are a thing of the past for him. This notebook also has updates on the WBC status of the new guys, moves to be made and some numerology.
Bad news for the conspiracy theorists as Brian Cashman has gone on the record saying the Yankees have not bid for Mark Teixeira and are not the reason Boston has supposedly backed off.
One way or another, we will soon get some insight into what is really important for Teixeira.
Meanwhile, it sounds like the Yankees and Andy Pettitte will come to some sort of deal before Christmas. I believe that would be their final major free-agent signing. Perhaps there is a Secret Manny Plan somewhere in the organization. But I don’t think Hal Steinbrenner retained Brian Cashman with the intent of not listening to him.