ESPN News Services reports that Buster Olney does not think Ron Guidry will be back as the Yanks’ pitching coach. Oleny’s speculation is based on this George King article, the recent availability of Leo Mazzone and the relationship between Dave Eiland and the Yankees rookie pitching trifecta. · (17) ·
I have no idea.
Hat tip to It’s a Fly World. This is the last Red Sox picture I’ll post today. I promise. Someone just tell the Yanks to hurry up and do something down in Tampa today…
Venezuela Winter League box scores haven’t been posted yet. I’ll try to get an update posted later today (assuming the box scores get posted at some point), but no promises.
VWL Update: (thanks to commentor Yanks26 for the heads up)
Justin Pope: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0-3 GB/FB
Marcos Vechionacci: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB – both walks were intentional…fear the Vech (.455-.618-.818 in his homeland)
Edwar Gonzalez: 0 for 4, 1 K
If you’re bored at work, take a quick scroll through the rosters for some of the VWL teams, some of those names are big time blasts from the pasts.
Dustin Pedroia just tried to slap the ball out of Victor Martinez’s hand as he went by on the first play of the game. I kid you not, rewind it on your DVR and check that shit out. It’s a good play though, because he’s a “gamer” and “gritty” and a “Red Sox” and “not A-Rod.”
And for those of you who witnessed Kevin Youkilis reading the lineup, tell me he doesn’t look and sound like someone you’d meet online at 3am. · (38) ·
So it took Yankees beat reporters until 1 p.m. to figure out that the organizational meetings wouldn’t be at Legends Field. It goes hand in hand with what Max Kellerman said about baseball writers today (and I’m paraphrasing): They’re bringing in people with IQs in the 90s, which for them are geniuses. What did the reporters do after they finally figured out that they were in the wrong place? Started stalking, of course. Ed Price on what ensued:
“We’re seeking out all of owner George Steinbrenner‘s usual haunts in the Tampa Bay area, including restaurants and hotels.”
Hey, Ed. If you do that to your ex-girlfriend you’ll end up with a paper requiring you stay 500 feet away at all times.
Anyway, Howard Rubenstein announced the outcome of today’s proceedings, and it’s a doozy. So what’s in the box?
NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! STUPID! YOU’RE SO STOO-PID!
Hopefully at least one of you gets that.
While the report about Don Mattingly’s supposedly not being ready to manage makes the rounds, Mattingly’s agent sees things a bit differently. Aware that such an equivocal statement from a potential managerial candidate could be career-threatening, Ed Schulte, Mattingly’s agent, said that The Star-Ledger’s report is completely false. Don Mattingly is ready and willing to manage the Yankees. I guess. · (5) ·