Things are kind of slow around here so we’re doing a news and notes post to hold us over until the game thread later on tonight. Stupid west coast games.
- Nice! I had suggested this on Twitter last week and I also think I did earlier in the season or possibly during Spring Training: Andy Pettitte is in contact with CC Sabathia and helping him with his confidence. Can Andy hang out with the team during the summer and talk CC’s ear off?
- The AL East is putrid and Bill Madden thinks the Yankees have plenty of time to be the best of the worst which is funny because in July 2009, when the Yankees were only 2 or 3 games out of the division lead, he declared they didn’t have a chance to win the East.
- Alex Rodriguez is amazing and he’s a leader. How hard was this to write? Poor Andrew Marchand. Kidding!
- A-Rod and Mark Teixeira are leading the Yankees right now.