Lunchtime links: Last game in Tampa, improving baseball, picking fantasy pitchers & more

Good afternoon! It’s March 28, 2012 and we are only three days away from the official start of the season. Hooray!

Today, the Yankees are taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Tampa and according to Bryan Hoch, two former teammates, Russell Martin and A.J. Burnett were heading over to the Yankees’ weight room to say hi to their old friends.

Hiroki Kuroda is making his final spring start and will be matched up against Jeff Locke.

Today’s lineup:
Ichiro 8
Wells 7
Cano 4
Youkilis 5
Rivera 3
Francisco 0
Boesch 9
Nix 6
Cervelli 2

The game is not on TV, unfortunately (at least not according to my FiOS guide).

It’s the last game in Tampa because tomorrow, the Yankees will be in Washington D.C. to take on the Nationals in an exhibition game at Nationals Park and on Saturday will be playing the West Point Black Knights.

Some links for you to take a gander at:

And in the IIATMS in case you missed it category:

Coming up later:

  • Matt previews the NL East at 2:30 p.m.

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Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

7 thoughts on “Lunchtime links: Last game in Tampa, improving baseball, picking fantasy pitchers & more

  1. Mike

    I thought the most interesting line I read yesterday came in the ESPN article (quoting the Forbes report) about the value surge of MLB teams:

    "In its report, Forbes, which has been tracking the league's finances since 1998, revealed that the money that all teams made from the $450 million sale of the Montreal Expos in 2006 was invested in hedge funds that are now worth more than $1 billion."

    and

    "Ozanian said that the $2.1 billion price that Guggenheim Partners paid for the Dodgers looks to be too steep since he believes at least $1 billion of the team's new television deal, which has been announced but not yet submitted to Major League Baseball, will go toward revenue sharing." (Forbes valued them at just $1.5 billion)
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9104778/forbes-

  2. uyf1950

    Well to make a quick comment about today's game. Kuroda looked like he's ready for the regular season, Logan and Aardsma not so much. Just my opinion but I'm not so sure Aardsma is a keeper.

  3. uyf1950

    I know we all like to point out how ST numbers don't mean much but even having said that has anyone checked out Russell Martin's 2013 ST numbers. He's making both Cervelli and Stewart look like All Stars so far.

  4. uyf1950

    Well according to reliable sources the Yankees have released Juan Rivera. Looks like Overbay is going to get the 1st base job until Tex returns.

    • Stacey Gotsulias

      go back to the main page, refresh and see the latest post ;)

      • uyf1950

        I saw that Stacey, I think I might have posted that just before yours showed up or they may have crossed in the mail so to speak. But in any case as they say great minds think alike.

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