Open Thread: 2/18 Camp Notes

Spring workouts are weird. (Presswire)

Spring workouts are weird. (Presswire)

The complex in Tampa is going to get much more crowded when position players officially report to Spring Training on Wednesday. Sure, a bunch of them are already in camp working out, but everyone will be there tomorrow. The Yankees will play their first exhibition game one week from today (vs. Florida State) and one week from tomorrow will be their first televised Grapefruit League game (vs. Pirates), so hooray for that. Here’s the latest from Tampa:

Here is your open thread for the evening. The Knicks are playing, plus the Olympics are still going on as well. Talk about that stuff, Spring Training, Jeter, or anything else right here. Have at it.

  • Dalek Jeter
    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Wonder how it’ll be remixed.

      • Now Batting

        Eh I have a hard time believing anything about a free agent who still has 2 mystery suitors heading into spring training. While I have a foot in the “no Drew” camp, I’d be lying if I said I had any idea about his demands/offers based on this offseason’s headlines.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I’d have no trouble believing there was an earlier offer out to him from the Yanks.

    • TWTR

      It sounds like they made a whole bunch of offers (including to Choo and Drew), and were prepared to close a deal with whomever said yes first. That’s reasonable for a team with a lot of holes, a win-every-year philosophy, and very deep pockets. The only two players they appeared to have viewed as a completely unique in terms of talent and need were Tanaka and McCann.

      • Havok9120

        Which sounds about right to me. One of Ells/Choo, a starter, a catcher, and a group of guys to compete for IF duty.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Whoever’s left standing backs up McCann!

    • Dalek Jeter


      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        With catcher’s gear and an endless supply of baseballs. That’d be something.

        • Dalek Jeter

          I’d demand every single second of spring training be video taped.

        • Colombo

          Jason Varitek would automatically win.

          • Jarrod

            Jason Varitek? Never heard of her.

            • jjyank

              Well played.

  • vicki

    a preponderance of backwards batting helmets. i know john ryan and the sanchise favor the goalie masks but, an old-fashioned girl, i prefer the classic.

  • hey now

    It looks like a North Korean photoshop. They’ve upped their game.

  • jjyank

    Caption for the two on the right of the picture:


    • Havok9120

      The picture looks so much better now that I’m thinking of it as a screenshot from the first Mortal Kombat game.

  • Steve_Balboni

    I thought maybe this was a new form of Yoga.