Yesterday almost all position players officially reported to Spring Training to officially begin the chase for 28.
The only Yankee not to report is INF Ronald Torreyes, delayed with a visa issue. He is expected in camp tomorrow.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 24, 2016
Doesn't seem like it will be a big issue and will hopefully be resolved relatively soon. As players began to report, status updates on players began to roll in. Turns out the Yankees have had internal discussions about trying Rob Refsnyder out at third base this spring.
Girardi said Refsnyder will be talked about as much as any player in today's meetings. Girardi wanted to try him at 3rd. Cashman didn't.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) February 24, 2016
It's interesting to see that the Cashman and Girardi disagree about even trying Refsnyder out at third, but I'm sure this is far from the full story. Let's see if he gets a look or not. Additionally, it seems that team president Randy Levine met with Scott Cutler, President of StubHub, in an effort to hopefully reach a compromise in this battle that the Yankees started and are at fault for.
Statement from Yankees President Randy Levine regarding StubHub: pic.twitter.com/4256ChFvNk— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) February 24, 2016
Likely nothing comes of this, but hopefully something does.
Comments of the Day
GIF Video of the Day
Relive the first week of #NYYSpring. (via @YankeesonDemand)https://t.co/c0xpk76fMA— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 24, 2016
Honorable Mod Mention
Using my COTD powers, I'm giving Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz honorary mod privileges and giving him the HMM for his letter to Randy Levine. Read the whole thing here.
- Is auntie pronounced "anty" or "awnty"?
- What should John Sterling's HR call for Ronald Torreyes be?
Song of the Day
Jai Ho by A.R. Rahman
It's Oscar Winners Week on Pinstripe Alley. For a long time, I've wanted to make it Bollywood Week on PSA, not just because I think it would be fun to see what songs Greg finds and chooses, but just because I love me my Bollywood music. Thus far, I've decided not to do that, but will use this week's theme as an opportunity to share something that's close enough. Today's song won the award in 2008 for the film Slumdog Millionaire, which also went on to win Best Picture. Also, loosely translated, "jai ho" means "let victory prevail", hence the COTD title. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread. Jai ho!