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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 3/6/13

Chung Sung-Jun

Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible:

Around the World:

Minors in the Spring - LoHud | Chad Jennings

LoHud has the breakdown for the minor league work groups. They might be divided by level in the organization, but Jennings warns not to take it too seriously as roster moves are made frequently.

Doomed in 2013 - | Dave D'Alessandro

The lack of power on the 2013 Yankees might be spell doom for the team. The injuries, older players and lack of big bats in the lineup could all end up costing New York this season.

PED Suspension - Fangraphs | Dave Cameron

In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal, Bud Selig has called for harsher punishment. Dave Cameron believes that more punishment isn't the correct way to go, but more detection is.

The Disappointments - Yahoo! Sports | Howard Z. Unger

Among the bright spots in Yankee Spring Training camp there exist three disappointments. Phil Hughes, for a back injury that could cost him his chance to finally prove he can be a reliable starter, Joba Chamberlain, for his controversial remarks, and Austin Romine for failing to produce at the plate and excite anyone.

Ex-Yankees in the WBC - Yes Network | Lou DiPietro

Chien-Ming Wang, pitching for Chinese Taipei, and Andruw Jones, hitting for the Netherlands are moving onto Pool 1 in Tokyo. Graeme Lloyd'd Team Australia has been relegated to the qualifying round for the next WBC.

Quick Hits:

Put Down: David Adams has finally been put out of his misery as the Yankees announced he was optioned to Triple-A after after never getting into a game.

Oh: Joe Torre called the All-Star Game an exhibition

Don't Hold Your Breath: Joe Torre also claims that there will be extended replay in 2014

It's All Good: CC Sabathia completed a simulated game on Tuesday and seems to be on schedule.

Statues Galore: Here is a giant list of every baseball statue in the United States and Canada.

Danger in the WBC: Mark Teixeira is suffering from forearm soreness and will be unable to play for Team USA in the WBC. This could be bad news for the Yankees. Dominican Republic starting second baseman, Robinson Cano, was also hit by a batted ball while standing on third base in an exhibition game against the Phillies. He seems to be ok, though.

Status Update: Michael Strahan said he went on a double date with Alex Rodriguez and their dates. A-Rod said his hip was doing well. Oh, ok.

Questions of the Day:
  • Do you care about the World Baseball Classic? Who are you rooting for?
  • Do you have an players' autographs? If so, who?
  • What is your favorite day of the year?
  • If you could have dinner with anyone famous, dead or alive, who would it be?

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