Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 3/3/13

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The Sacrifices We Make - nydailynews.com

Ronnier Mustelier believes he can make the team out of Spring Training, and despite his size, does have a place on the team. The Cuban defector has not seen his son in over four years and is trying to make it as a baseball player to help support him. The Cuban defector left to become a professional athlete to support his now five-year-old son, who he hasn't seen in over four years. Come on, Cashman, have a heart.

Call Off Contract Negotiations - NYPost.com

Ken Davidoff believes the Yankees and Robinson Cano need to take a break from contract talk and focus on the season. He wonders if the pressure from having to deal with the media might effect Cano's performance on the field.

Drinking Problems - CBSSports.com

Ex-Yankee Scott Proctor blames alcoholism for wrecking his career, not over use during his time in the bullpen. Somewhere Joe Torre is laughing.

Who Will Be Big in 2013 - Yahoo Sports

Brett Gardner, Kevin Youkilis, David Aardsma, and even David Robertson to some degree, all had disappointing seasons in 2012 and are looking to have bounce back years. Meanwhile, David Phelps is set to break out as he will be the longman in the bullpen.

Eduardo Nunez has long arms - Yahoo Sports

In an effort to prevent throwing the ball all over the infield, Eduardo Nunez has shortened his throwing motion. Mick Kelleher had previously worked with him in the minors to fix his throwing motion, but after Kelleher joined the big league team, Nunez went back to his long armed throwing.

"Let the Kids Play" - An A-Blog for A-Rod

The season is the perfect time to finally let the kids have a chance. The prospects in camp have impressed so far and the veteran under contract could have trouble staying healthy. Players like Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte could provide incredible value if they are needed.

Quick Hits:

Car Accident: Ichiro Suzuki was in a minor car accident on Saturday night. Everyone is fine and it doesn't seem like he will miss any time, but injuries can appear days later. We'll have to see.

Wang in WBC: The Yankees are watching Wang, who just pitched six shutout innings in the WBC. Sadly, it looks like he is still a shell of his former self as he had his sinker working, but still no velocity.

Sitting Out: Melky Mesa has decided to sit out of the World Baseball Classic now that it looks like he will be getting a serious look in Spring Training to replace Curtis Granderson on the roster.

Just say No: Vladimir Guerrero is looking to make a comeback on a minor league deal, but the Yankees have already said they have no interest.

Questions of the Day:

  • What is your favorite baseball cliche?
  • Who is your favorite non-Yankee player?
  • Are you a dog person or a cat person? (There is only one right answer)
  • What is your favorite season?

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