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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - Mariano Rivera Edition

Jim Rogash

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Mariano's Family - YES Network

It appears that Mariano Rivera's family will be in Florida just in time for the scheduled press conference at 10am. This might be the final confirmation that Rivera is planning to retire after the 2013 season.

Remembering Mo's Career - | Adam Berry

Andy Pettitte and Joe Girardi reflect on the Hall of Fame pitcher and the pitch that got him where he is now.

The End - ESPN | Andrew Marchand

Andrew Marchand reflects on Mariano Rivera's career and how simple and uncomplicated it was. He will truly be able to go out on top.

The Ankle - ESPN | Andrew Marchand

Derek Jeter's ankle is now 100% healed and he is ready to get in a game. The most likely scenario will be that he plays today as the DH and gets two at bats in order to start him in slowly.

Center fielder - Sports Illustrated | Jay Jaffe

In Jay Jaffe's latest Booms and Busts feature, he identifies Brett Gardner as a boom for centerfield. He has the hitting and fielding abilities to make him a boom in center or in left.

Replacing Teixeira - LoHud | Chad Jennings

Chad Jennings runs through the complicated game of dominoes that is involved with replacing Mark Teixeira at first base. It's not as simple as plugging someone in because then everyone moves out of place.

Real World Series - CBS Sports | Danny Knobler

Bud Selig envisions expanding on the foundations of the World Baseball Classic and one day making a "real" World Series that would involve the entire world. He views it as a way to globalize baseball and make the sport grow in other countries. Selig will probably still be the commissioner by then.

Gold Glove Defense - Fangraphs | Jeff Sullivan

Still sore about Brett Gardner not winning a Gold Glove? Rawlings Sporting Goods Company will be teaming up with SABR to add a new sabermetric-based component to the Gold Glove Award.

Quick Hits:

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Roster Candidate: Ronnier Mustelier has played in right field, left field and third base this spring so it's possible he could be a serious consideration for the roster.

ST Record: The Yankees currently have a .214 winning percentage in Spring Training and that could correlate to the team not making the playoffs.

Injury Update: David Aardsma said that he will be throwing a bullpen session tomorrow and that his groin injury isn't serious.

Peace in Our Time: Fangraphs and have agreed to standardize "Replacement Level" in order to make the WAR statistic more accurate.

Questions of the Day:

  • What is your favorite Mariano Rivera moment?
  • Who do you think is going to win the World Baseball Classic?
  • What is your biggest fear?
  • What is your favorite color?

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