Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 3/8/13

There's a metaphor here somewhere - The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible:

Around the World:

Still Not the End of the Yankees - Fangraphs | Jeff Sullivan

Mark Teixeira's injury will hurt the Yankees, but it won't devastate them. Even if Tex, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson were going to be out for the season the team would still be a fairly good team, according to WAR.

First Basemen Target - Replacement Level Yankees Weblog

Here are the projections for the list of possible replacements for Mark Teixeira that Jon Heyman tweeted out last night. Compared to internal candidate, Dan Johnson, these players aren't worth pursuing.

Injury Discussions - The Dan Patrick Show

Jay Jaffe from Sports Illustrated speaks about the eventual move to a DH in both leagues and the outlook of the Yankees injuries. At around the 2:50 mark Jaffe discusses Alex Rodriguez and Tex for the 2013 season.

More on Joba - It's About the Money | Domenic Lanza

IIATMS rehashes the Joba Chamberlain debate one last time to state that he was never really given much of a chance to prove he could be a starter or not. The Yankees will never know and we may never know if he could or not.

Potential Candidates - YES Network | Lou DiPietro

Carlos Lee, Aubrey Huff and Scott Rolen are free agents that could possibly be useful to the Yankees when trying to make up for their recent rash of injuries.

Time Off - ESPN | Andrew Marchand

Mark Teixiera will take the time to heal 100% before he tries to play again. the strained tendon could tear if he tries to do too much on it too fast and then he and the Yankees would be in real trouble.

Who Plays? - ESPN| Andrew Marchand

Andrew Marchand runs through a list of potential scenarios for how the Yankees will replace their injured players. He includes free agent candidates and internal options, but left out any of the minor league options.

Quick Hits:

Youk is Funny: Kevin Youkilis comments on Mark Teixeira's injury and wants to play shortstop.

Mo the Mentor: Ivan Nova talks about Mariano Rivera helped him during his rookie season and through his struggles last year.

Questions of the Day:

  • What would your walk up music be if you were a baseball player?
  • What song should be sung during the 7th inning stretch?
  • What is your favorite movie snack?
  • What is your favorite fruit?

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