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Today in The Journal News

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As a Rule 5 pick with a hockey background, Jamie Hoffmann is a new kind of Yankee, but he has a real chance of sticking on the opening day roster. He’s fighting for a spot on the Yankees bench, and Brian Cashman said it’s “his spot to lose.”

Speaking of fighting for a spot, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes threw live batting practice yesterday, facing hitters for the first time this spring. The notebook also has items on CC Sabathia, Mariano Rivera, Damaso Marte, Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner.





12 Responses to “Today in The Journal News”

  1. Doreen February 27th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    There was an 8.8 earthquake in Chile early this morning. Tsunami warnings are being issued as far away as Hawaii. My prayers for all involved, especially to our own “m” – be safe and Godspeed.

    My husband said he heard there is also concern for the west coast of the U.S., though I did not read that in the NYT account. Also be safe and Godspeed to our friends out west.

  2. 108 stitches February 27th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Regular field workouts at Steinbrenner Field could be cancelled today due to an ugly, rainy day.
    Fortunately there’s batting cages and pitching mounds inside to keep the players somewhat on schedule.

  3. KennyH123 February 27th, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I’ve said all along that Hoffman is the guy. Everyone thinks Thames signing means Hoffman is gone, but Yanks purposely traded Bruney to get the top pick in the Rule V so they could snag this kid. Thames is one dimensional, aging, and on non guaranteed contract. He’s strictly insurance.

    Hoffman is only 25 and even at 6’3″, 235, is one of the best defensive outfielders in minor league baseball. Outstanding at all 3 spots. Scouts say he gets tremendous jumps, runs great routes, great range and has a very good arm. His offense also has plus potential and his projectible power is really starting to develop. Yanks love him.

  4. Doreen February 27th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    It would seem that getting Hoffman was not some sort of a whim, and maybe Bruney wasn’t traded because he sprayed Hal with champagne! :lol:

  5. pat February 27th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Best of both worlds would be for Hoffman to show enough to go north with the team and Thames to accept assignment to SWB as a Plan B if it doesn’t work out.

    Cashman was trying to dispel the story that all he can do is sign checks with some of the moves he made this off-season.

  6. pat February 27th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Sounds like @NickSwisher is back in the dj business.
    27 minutes ago

  7. comet February 27th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Wall street falls in love with curling:

    Doreen it takes a while to get the game and enjoy it. Watch the mens finals today.


  8. Fran (the original) and OPPC member February 27th, 2010 at 9:40 am


    I echo what you posted at 8:08. We sit here buried under snow, but then you realize that it could be worse.

  9. Betsy - Romine wasn't built in a day February 27th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    “I think it probably helps in terms of getting more time to get to know guys,” Derek Jeter said. “In spring training, everyone is on different schedules. I don’t even see half the pitchers until they’re on the mound. Pitchers are in one place, hitters are in another, the fields are split up; to get everyone together like that is good.”

    ***The best reason for an outing ……….

  10. Bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes February 27th, 2010 at 9:49 am


    Amen to safety for m, others.

    Calling on Haumea protection for the island and surrounding lands.


    Here’s a link to story on AJ and his awol changeup. Seems Arthur Rhodes helped him with it this offseason (scary thought…JK):

  11. Chad Jennings February 27th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    New post.

  12. Valrie Odenwald February 28th, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I must be honest dude, your site is simply addicting. I found it simply by scanning around Yahoo and in all honesty I am without a doubt happy that I did. Keep it up. On a sidenote, has the first video footage I’ve seen on this event.

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