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Two main events

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Feb 20, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

More early activity than usual here at Steinbrenner Field this morning.

In deep right field, Joba Chamberlain just finished warming up and walked into the bullpen, and now Ivan Nova is warming up with some flat-ground throwing before he too goes for an early bullpen.

In shallow right field, Melky Mesa, Bradley Suttle, Justin Maxwell ¬†and a fourth player I can’t ID are doing some light jogging, apparently getting ready for some sort of early work of their own. I would guess that they’re about to take some fly balls — there are coaches holding bats as if they’re about to hit a few — but a third baseman is in the mix, so maybe they’re just getting loose before they go to the cage.

Today’s main events will take place later this morning.

First Derek Jeter will address the media, then the Yankees will hold their first full-squad workout of the spring.

Associated Press photo of Jeter with CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, pitchers and position players together again





27 Responses to “Two main events”

  1. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    jeter presser should be tedious. im sure he has completly burried the hatchet about the negotiation and put his cap’n hat back on by now. could be an all-time record for yankees cliche’s.

  2. blake February 20th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Thanks keeping everyone updated Chad. You’ve really done a great job with this site this winter..

    Sherman is becoming one of my favorite guys to read regarding the Yanks…..if for no other reason than he seems to disassociate himself from the silllyness, the biases, and the agendas that so many others tend to have and actually write objectively.

    Also on the radio this.morning they were suggesting a skills competition for the MLB all star game similar to what the NBA does. ……I think that would be awesome. 60 yard dash, fastest around the bases, relay throws from the warning track, bunting, etc…..

  3. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    i take the asb off. baseball vacation. they can have all the contests they want i wont be watching.

    …ok, ok…if they have a pie-eating contest and my boy jah-buddha is in it i’ll watch…

  4. upstate kate February 20th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I have to admit I love the HR derby.

    Ys Guy
    you could make Jeet’s presser more tolerable if you counted the # of cliches…I think if Nick was awake, he would bet w/ you.

  5. blake February 20th, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I love the mlb all star game……its the only one worth a flip.

  6. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    i wonder if anyone would actually catch him if jeter slipped in something crazy just to see if anyone’s really listening.

    …’we start out every year with the goal of winning the World Series, thats what Yankees baseball is all about…Mr Steinbrenner set a very high standard for this organization to live up to…we think the yankees fans deserve the best…i spend january with Ricky Martin in his love shack outside miami…you have to take them one day at a time…I’m hoping to be fitting my other hand for another ring this fal…’

  7. blake February 20th, 2011 at 8:59 am


    Lol…..he should try it.

  8. blake February 20th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Joelsherman1 Story Millwood rejected #Yankees minor league offer, Yanks saying won’t offer major lge deal. Let’s see if hold to that.

    Sounds good. Id like him on a minor league deal but I don’t think they need him on a guaranteed one.

  9. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    i think cash is right on with milwood. no major league deal unless its for so little guaranteed that you can release him without paying through the nose. it is possible that nova, mitre, noesi, mitchell, or colon could pitch just as good or better than milwood. i’d like to see him in camp but under the yankees terms.

    p’s and c’s have reported everywhere by now and milwood is still on the outside looking in. not sure where his people get the never to make demands for him.

  10. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    *get the nerve to make demands*

  11. blake February 20th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Id rather have Nova and Garcia in the rotation than Garcia and Millwood… least have one guy with some upside in there. I think Garcia and Millwood are redundant and Freddie had a better season last year…..and is trying out for a job.

  12. tampayank February 20th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I don’t like having the MLB All Star Game determining home field advantage, season is too long to have one game decide that…not a fan of Selig

  13. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    exactly, you cannot develop major league starters without putting them in the majors and letting them find thier way. if they sign milwood, then they have to cut colon and garcia. personally i think nova showed us enough to warrent having the inside track on the rotation and if he falters, someone else out of scranton should get the spot.

  14. blake February 20th, 2011 at 9:15 am


    I don’t like that either….I think its crazy……but doesn’t look.line they’ll be changing it back until Bud retires.

  15. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    tyanks, the problem is how do you decide who gets home field? i’m not big on the asg determining it but that is at least superior to alternating. and apparently for planning purposes, you need to have the home field league determined by mid summer so teams who have a shot can start working out hotels and media considerations.

    if nothing else at least i’d like to see it be the league who won the WS last season but im not sure the 16 NL owners would go along with that idea.

  16. Deal With It February 20th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    There is plenty of drift – dead wood already in camp without Millwood.

  17. Deal With It February 20th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    ST has already started and Millwood is still casting his line into the waters looking for a bite, what that says is his price is too high and he is already behind.

  18. pat February 20th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    BryanHoch Robinson Cano switched to Scott Boras but says he doesn’t plan on asking Yankees for contract extension.

  19. blake February 20th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I think best record should determine it…..its the easiest and most fair way.

  20. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    i dont think you sign scott boras to work out an extension. you sign scott boras to represent you as a f/a and sqeeze out every dollar and every contractual benefit you can possibly get.

  21. SAS February 20th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Good morning from rainy AZ. This isn’t supposed to be the way the Cactus league begins.

  22. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    blake, they cant wait that late in the year to determine which league will be the home team. it becomes a nightmare for teams to make contingency plans for 2 different sets of dates (especially in nyc) and raises costs that teams will not choose to take on. they need to know a few months in advance.

  23. blake February 20th, 2011 at 9:29 am


    They don’t even know who the teams will be months in.advance…..they don’t know.until the week before if they’ll even be in the WS……the NBA doesn’t have a huge problem with it.

  24. SAS February 20th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Derek Jeter Press Conference :arrow:

  25. Ys Guy February 20th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    blake, i’ve heard gms talk about this and say its not possible. the dates are set months in advance by mlb and the network. each team has to make plans fo how to deal with the media crush, etc based on the dates they are given. it is difficult enough as it is with only a few month’s notice, going by who had the best record would double the work and cost involved and teams are dead-set against doing it that way.

  26. 108 stitches February 20th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    In the early going of spring training, Martin and Cervelli look good but there too much time and exhibition games to fully determine. It’s not an issue to start Monrero’s arbitration clock at any point in 2011.
    Unless something changes, Girardi would be content with just one backup OF in Andruw Jones and have Nunez and Pena around to spell A-Rod and Jeter when the team has a safe enough lead in late innings. Chavez / Belliard would both need to have an outstanding and injury free March to be considered.
    Chamberlain better be serious about his status. Quietly, Girardi and Rothschild are closely watching Phelps, Warren, and Brackman and Mark Prior if healthy, will get long looks.

  27. Ruby Tuesday February 20th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Hello . Hello . Fellow Yankee fans .

    Any more injuries to report from Spring Training camp today ?

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