Position players have reported to Yankees camp

Things are getting real and the end of winter is finally near. You know why? Because the position players have reported to camp! (I’ll give you all a moment to celebrate. Personally, I prefer to fist pump and dance in my seat but feel free to do whatever you like to do. Okay, ready?)

Derek Jeter will be speaking to the media this morning and will no doubt be answering about 150,000 questions. More than likely the questions will be about his surgically repaired ankle, how his rehab is going, if he’ll be ready for Opening Day and I’m sure some questions will be about that guy Alex Rodriguez.

Chad Jennings of the Lohud Yankees Blog reported via Twitter that Ichiro Suzuki arrived to camp in a glitter NY cap. In Jennings’ words, “Ichiro has arrived wearing a glitter NY hat. It’s sort of amazing.” Guys, you can’t tease us like that. You can’t describe something as amazing and then not provide a picture! I’m hoping somehow that one will surface before the morning is over. (Hint, hint guys.)

In other news, Ivan Nova and Joba Chamberlain are scheduled to face live batters.

I know some people don’t really care about Spring Training and want real baseball to begin but with the position players reporting and pitchers throwing to actual people, it means real baseball is just around the corner and that makes me giddy. April 1 will be here before we know it.

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.

4 thoughts on “Position players have reported to Yankees camp

  1. I am personally looking forward to Jeter's "no comment" on all the ARod – Biogenesis crap. 150,000 answers and nothing much said.

    • srosegots

      It's happening right now and not on TV. of course.

  2. uyf1950

    "In other news, Ivan Nova and Joba Chamberlain are scheduled to face live batters…" I've always been curious is there such a thing a facing "dead" batters.

    • ProfRobert

      I think that’s who the Tiger pitching staff was facing in the ALCS last year.

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