Around the Empire
New York Post | George A. King III: The Yankees are getting a good look at their assets this spring. Brian Cashman might be looking to move the one named Rob Refsnyder. According to "sources" the Yankees are letting other clubs know that they are willing to move Refsnyder. It makes sense as, simply put, the Yankees really don't have a place for him. With Carter backing up Bird and the outfield pretty crowded, Ref is a player without a position.
YES Network | Lou DiPietro: Greg Bird is having a pretty fantastic spring. The young first baseman is poised to win the starting job, replacing former first baseman and future ESPN commentator Mark Teixeira. The thought of replacing Teixeira is not really on Bird's mind, as he is just trying to play baseball and do what he can to win the job. Bird had a chance to study under Teixeira, which is good.
New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: The World Baseball Classic begins today. While some fans and players could care less about it, others are looking forward to watching and representing their country. Tyler Clippard, the new head of the three-headed monster bullpen, is looking forward to playing under Joe Torre for Team U.S.A. Good for you, Clippard. Just please please please do not get hurt. That goes for everyone. Also, this order does not end after the WBC ends.
Newsday | Erik Boland: Most of the talk has been about the youth movement this spring. There's still something to be said for veterans presents though. Matt Holliday is quietly having himself a pretty good spring. After yesterday's game against the Pirates, Holliday is 7-for-14 with three doubles and a dinger. Combine that with the knowledge he is imparting to said youth movement and this deal could be yet another underrated Ninja Cash move. Here's hoping.
The New York Times | Billy Witz: Give me a head with hair. Long, beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen...ahem. Clint Frazier is getting a lot of questions about his hair. There are those who want him to let it flow and others who want the Yankees to keep their hairy policy. This article also has a lot of hair-raising points and pictures.