A.J. Burnett had to battle but he and the Yankees beat the Twins.
Jose Molina is back and Francisco Cervelli was optioned out, a job well done. This notebook also has updates on Derek Jeter, Xavier Nady and a schedule switch for soggy Triple-A Scranton.
Alfredo Aceves is realizing his dream with the Yankees.
Dave Cameron at Fangraphs has a lot of love for Brett Gardner.
As a champion of GGBG going back to last season, it’s good to see the metrics support that. Gardner obviously has his limitations offensively. But as baseball changes, players with speed and defensive skills will become more and more valuable. Gardner is an elite defensive player in terms of the ground he covers.
There were 2,547 comments on the blog yesterday and 90,000 page views. Aren’t you people supposed to be on vacation? As always, we appreciate the support.