Thursday morning Yankees news and notes: 3/7/12

If you go to Google News’s realtime coverage of Mark Teixeira, there are 200 articles about the wrist pop heard around the world.

That’s a little nutty but understandable. With the way the Yankees’ 2013 season is already going – and it hasn’t even started yet – there will be a lot of stuff written about everything no matter how big or small.

I’m sure you all know the news by now but in case you don’t because you were hanging out with Kim Jung Un as he was plotting, yet again, to bomb the United States, Teixeira is out for 8-10 weeks thanks to that strained wrist tendon.

Here are a few of those aforementioned 200 articles:

Then we have Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writing about Robinson Cano having to step up while the rest of the lineup is dropping like flies. No pressure, Robbie.

Next, David Lennon of Newsday writes how Tex’s injury is almost a worst-case scenario for the Yankees.

The Yankees are taking on the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon in Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 p.m. We don’t have the lineup yet but will post it as soon as we get it.

One last thing, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is tweeting pictures of David Phelps working in the bullpen this morning. He also mentioned that it was only 46 degrees right now in Tampa. That’s a little brisk.

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.

5 thoughts on “Thursday morning Yankees news and notes: 3/7/12

  1. jay_robertson

    The East Idaho News? Are you sure they didn't just pick up the AP feed?

    More pressure on Robbie? Oh, that's going to end REALLY WELL. Boras has already put enough pressure on him, telling him what he has to do to get that platinum ring at the end of the year. Now this…we've all seen how well Robbie responds to pressure. I seem to recall a home run derby back in, what was it – 2012? Where he could barely hit a ball out of the infield.

    All the injuries, and we're depending on Cano not to fold?

    As Seth Meyers would say, "Really?"

    • Stacey Gotsulias

      Actually, they picked up an ABC digital feed but I thought it was funny that it was one of the first articles I saw.

  2. Professor Longnose

    Maybe Dennis Rodman could talk Kim Jung Un into bombing the Rogers Center instead, forcing the Blue Jays to play all their games on the road, thus demoralizing them out of contention.

  3. skeaney

    Cano won't be doing any stepping up if the rumors about a PED violation are true.

    Yay for random rumors triggered by unnamed sources!

    • Stacey Gotsulias

      That has been shot down by nearly every legitimate baseball writer.

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