"For the most part," says Brian Cashman. Obviously there's a lot of wiggle room in that statement, but the (current) leftfielder is Brett Gardner. There's still an outside chance to see Johnny Damon back in the Bronx if he's willing to accept a one-year deal, but I doubt Damon or Boras will stoop that low. Cash also seems to want a right-handed batter to platoon LF with Gardy. If JHJ returns, he'll likely see some time in LF.
Rob Neyer thought about which caps a few potential Hall of Famers should wear into the Hall. Clemens (Sox), Mussina (O's), Randy Johnson (D-Backs) and Sheffield (Marlins) were among the group.
- Chien Ming-Wang is "ready to move on from the Yankees," according to former LoHud writer Pete Abraham.
- CC Sabathia lost to Denzel Washington in a round of Yankee trivia: