Yogi Berra to join Twitter?

This is amazing.

Jack Curry of YES tweeted a few minutes ago that Yogi Berra will be on Twitter:

Props to all those who supported idea of Yogi Berra joining Twitter. He’ll be tweeting through @Yogi_Museum. Verbal gems are on the way.

The possibility of Berra taking his talents to Twitter came up yesterday when the YES Network crew was at Yogi’s museum in New Jersey shooting an episode of Yankees Baseball Today. Personally, I think this has the potential to be the greatest thing to ever happen to the social media network in its seven years of existence.

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Do The Yankees Have Any Idea What They’re Doing With Eduardo Nunez?

Courtesy of Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

It hasn’t been a very long career for Eduardo Nunez, but it also certainly hasn’t been one short on headlines.  Once...

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Yankees have “nothing alive” on Morse

The Yankees are looking for a right-handed power hitter, but they have “nothing alive” in terms of trading for Washington 1B/OF/DH Mike Morse, according to Chad Jennings. Morse is going to be traded by the Nationals this winter after being left without a position by the acquisition of Denard Span and Adam LaRoche re-signing with the team, and the Yankees reportedly do have interest in acquiring him, but it’s far from clear that the Yankees are any sort of favorite to acquire the big righty.

When we asked Mark Feinsand about Morse on Wednesday night’s episode of On the Money, he was fairly bearish on the Yankees’ chances of acquiring Morse, noting that the Yankees didn’t exactly have a wealth of the sort of major league ready talent Washington would likely seek in return. The Nationals would like to add a left-handed reliever, but an offer centered around Boone Logan isn’t likely to get anything done given the level of interest there’s likely to be in Morse around the league.…

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Thames to become Tampa hitting coach

Former Yankee Marcus Thames is retiring from MLB to become the hitting coach for the Tampa Yankees, the club’s High-A affiliate. The team announced the move on their Twitter page. Thames was mostly known for his ability to hit left-handed pitching, and finishes his major league career with 115 home runs and a .246/.309/.485 slash line. He spent one season with the Yankees, 2010, a year in which he hit .288/.350/.491 with 12 home runs and served as a key part of the team’s bench as they advanced to the ALCS before losing to Texas. He also hit a memorable walk off home run against the Red Sox in May of that year for his defining moment in pinstripes. Congratulations to Thames on a very nice big league career, and good luck in his new job.

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Hal walks back austerity budget plans. Sort of.

MLB’s owners are meeting in Arizona this week, and yesterday Yankees’ general partner Hal Steinbrenner took a moment to speak with reporters. Of course, the biggest ownership focused story in Yankeedom is the team’s mandate to get below the luxury tax threshold before next season and, for the first time as far as I can tell, the Yankees’ owner acknowledged that the plan is negotiable, and a secondary goal to fielding a winning team. “All I can continue to tell everyone is our commitment to the fans is never going to change. We will always field a championship-caliber team,” Steinbrenner told The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post yesterday. “Is our goal [a $189 million payroll] next year? Yes. But [we’ll go that low] only if I’m convinced if the team I see, that we’ve put together, is a championship-caliber team.”

Of course, it’s certainly not clear that Steinbrenner’s view of a “championship caliber team” will be the same as that of Yankee fans, so this could certainly be a PR smokescreen to mollify the fans and media as the worm begins to turn on ownership amidst a very quiet offseason in which the team’s biggest move has been letting Nick Swisher skip town in order to save money.…

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What Would The Yankees Have To Give Up For Justin Upton?

I have to admit, I never wanted Justin Upton to be traded. When we hit the slow baseball months of the offseason, there’s nothing more fun than a Justin Upton rumor. Sometimes the rumors are about how the Diamondbacks are waiting for a big haul, sometimes we hear the team will most definitely trade him...

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C.C. Sabathia has lost 20 pounds

I don’t think it’s quite “best shape of his life” season yet, but via Rob Abruzzese, Yankees’ ace C.C. Sabathia is getting trim after offseason knee surgery. “I’ve lost 20 pounds,” Sabathia said on Colin Cowherd’s ESPN Radio show. “Coming off the elbow surgery, I just wanted to be healthy and stay healthy all year.” Rob also passes along a first hand observation on Sabathia’s leaner figure after seeing C.C. on ESPN.

Sabathia’s weight issue has been a just-under-the-surface topic ever since the Yankees’ ace got off the Captain Crunch came into camp lighter back in 2011, only to regain most of the weight during the season. It’s not something that has really hindered Sabathia’s performance in his career thus far, but with the commitment the Yankees have made to the big guy, shedding as many unnecessary pounds as possible and reducing any added stress to his lower body can only be a good thing.

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Countdown to Spring Training: 33

While I would’ve liked to talk about Nick Swisher here and pontificate about how underappreciated he was by the average Yankee fan, the wound is just too fresh and I can’t bring myself to do it (yet). Instead, I’ll talk about another fan favorite who donned 33 for the New York Yankees:...

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