Links: Prospects, Support for A-Rod, Mariano is Love and Who’s in Center?

Happy Tuesday, Yankee fans. Here’s a few links for you to read this afternoon.

We’re only a week away from the official start of Spring Training. So far, there have been reports of Michael Pineda and Derek Jeter engaging in baseball activities. Also, Ivan Nova is down in Tampa, Phil Hughes arrived this morning and I believe Joba Chamberlain also made his way south.

Okay, they were mostly tweets from the poor beat writers who are in Tampa but can’t get into the complex because it’s not officially open. It’s still news!

Anyway, I am really looking forward to the day – in a few short weeks – when we will be able to report about actual games being played. Until then, this will have to do.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.