It's changeups galore! A.J. Burnett spent the offseason improving his changeup after using the pitch less than ever in 2009, but wonders if he'll actually use it in game situations. And Phil Hughes has again changed his... changeup grip:
I just tweaked it a little bit. I've probably had about 29 different change-up grips in the last year and a half. It's something that I'm constantly (experimenting) with.
- One of the most revered projection systems, PECOTA, has enabled free viewing of only one team.
A-Rod was involved in a 'fender-bender' early Thursday morning in his $400K Maybach. It was so minor that he showed up to take grounders at 7 a.m., just a few hours after the incident.
- Joe Girardi says the lineup is still a work in progress, and that the the only spots locked up are leadoff (Jeter), third (Tex) and cleanup (A-Rod).
- Ben Shipgel wrote a profile of Rule-5 pick Jamie Hoffmann, his hometown of New Ulm, Minnesota, and how he chose baseball over hockey.
I decided [baseball] was the route to go and hopefully keep my teeth a little longer. I still have my teeth.