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Now that everything is finalized, here is some more news for you.

I’m thrilled to announce that The Journal News has hired Chad Jennings of the Times-Tribune in Scranton and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Blog to cover the Yankees. Chad starts on Oct. 7.

Chad covered the Triple-A Yankees with distinction and his blog was a must-read for Yankee fans who wanted to be up to date on the organization’s prospects. Chad has a knack for blogging and is a fine writer and reporter.

As somebody who once covered the Double-A Yankees, I believe there is a lot of value in having a reporter who started in the minors and worked his way up. Chad is a young guy with a lot of ambition and knowledge of baseball and he’s the perfect choice to take over this blog.

I’m grateful to Mike Fisch, Henry Freeman, CynDee Royle, Susie Arth and everybody else at The Journal News for moving so swiftly to add Chad to the staff. This assures a seamless transition and continuous coverage on the blog. The LoHud Yankees Blog won’t be going anywhere.

Sam Borden will be covering the Yankees from now and throughout the playoffs with assistance from Chad once be comes on board. Josh Thomson will be in Tampa this weekend.

So please join me in welcoming Chad to this blog. Please treat him well once he arrives.

Chad, this circus is yours. I’m glad it’s in good hands.