Around the Empire
New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Gary Sanchez, the catcher on the Yankees who is Gary, proceeded to impress both offensively and defensively in yesterday’s game. He hit a massive dinger and threw out a runner from his knees. Dellin Betances, whom runners would steal easily against in 2016, was on the mound. Joe Girardi has contemplated making Sanchez the No. 2 batter in the lineup. It’s not a stretch to think that Sanchez will be their best batter, so it makes sense. Where would you put that which is Gary in the lineup?
MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: As mentioned above, Dellin has not done a great job of holding the runner at first and keeping stolen bases from occurring. Opponents were 21-for-21 against him in stolen base attempts. That is not good. Dellin has made working on that a priority this offseason. Here’s hoping it paid off. Well, unless Gary wants to continue to make those incredible throws that is.
New York Post | George A. King III: Michael Pineda is on the Yankees. Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, Pineda has not had the best time in pinstripes. Between injures and just overall meh-ness, it has not been good. Having said that, he pitched pretty well in yesterday’s Spring Training outing. Here’s hoping his work in the offseason paid off. Expectations should not be tremendously high for him though.
MLB.com | Anthony Castrovince: The Yankees’ farm system, ranked number two, is the talk of the town. While Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, and others get the majority of the attention, Brian Cashman just wanted to remind everybody that Justus Sheffield was an important player he got during the trade deadline. Sheffield, the Yankees’ No. 7 prospect, was as important to Cashman as Frazier was. He also said “To not talk about Sheffield is quite unjust!” (He didn’t say those exact words)
New York Daily News | Christian Red: Alex Rodriguez could possibly be headed back to court. A judge, no not like Aaron Judge, stated that the multi-million civil case can proceed. There is a lot of legal jargon in this article. The basic jist of it is that A-Rod could lose a lot of money shortly.