SNY | Andy Martino: The latest installment in the Manny Machado saga unfolded on Tuesday. The Yankees reportedly maintain interest in the third baseman, but won’t push beyond their comfort zone. The interesting part, however, comes on Machado’s side. Apparently a contingent in his camp wants the 26-year-old to sign a short-term contract with the Yankees. We’ll see how this continues to play out.
NJ.com | Pete Caldera: Yankees pitchers and catchers are to officially report to spring training today, but a bunch of Bombers have showed up to Tampa early. Gary Sanchez and Miguel Andujar are among those working defensive drills, while James Paxton and Luis Severino are already throwing. Baseball is almost here, folks.
CBS New York: Speaking of Severino, he gave his thoughts on the end of his 2018, and how it felt to watch such a stellar season go bad so quickly. As to the cause, he appears to be attributing it more to fatigue: “Of course I changed a little bit my workout, I think I maybe get a little bit tired towards the end.” Hopefully the young ace has worked on his stamina, as he’ll be called on a lot in 2019.
NYDN | Mark Fischer: A third former Yankee has joined Derek Jeter and Don Mattingly in the Miami Marlins organization, as Jorge Posada was hired as a special adviser. That’s a wonderfully fluid term, but at the very least we should expect Jorge to have some input on the general direction of baseball operations. More importantly, we need to come up with a nickname for this collection of yesterday’s Yankees that also highlights the culture and attitude of the city of Miami. If Andy Pettitte is hired as a spring training instructor, we could call them the Core Four Loko, perhaps?