At some point in the past four months, I got used to writing about baseball every day. Taking seven days off felt … odd. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the time off, but it took a few days to break the habit of constantly checking email and Twitter and various corners of the Internet.
Now that I’m back, it doesn’t seem that very much has changed.
• I couldn’t help noticing in Jesse’s morning post that Johnny Damon’s name still has this label next to it: (FA). Same for Chien-Ming Wang.
• Still no list of non-roster invitations? I was positive that would come out while I was away. Positive!
• Saturday was Babe Ruth’s birthday. Friday was Hank Aaron’s birthday. That’s a lot of home runs coming from a couple of days in early February.
• One thing I did not miss last week was Nick Swisher on How I Met Your Mother. I thought he did a nice job, and episode was funny, but Jim Nantz stole the show.
As for this morning’s guest post, which of those names do the Yankees miss the most? Would you most want to have Alfonso Soriano back? Bobby Abreu? Johnny Damon? Wil Nieves? Juan Rivera isn’t the best of the bunch, but he would be a nice fit with the current Yankees. A fairly cheap, sort-of young, right-handed corner outfielder with pop would fit pretty well.