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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