New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Giancarlo Stanton did not approve of the Houston Astros’ apology for their sign-stealing scandal. He claims that the Astros are only sorry because they got caught. The slugger also adds that he would have hit “80 plus” home runs in 2017 if he knew what pitches were coming his way.
FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: Teams have an idea at what their rosters will look like with spring training officially underway. Because of that, payrolls for each franchise are close to being set. Take a look at where the Yankees stand in comparison with the rest of the league.
New York Post | Ken Davidoff: DJ LeMahieu signed a two-year deal with the Yankees last offseason, meaning that he is set to hit free agency after the conclusion of the upcoming season. New York has yet to approach him about a contract extension, but LeMahieu did make it clear that he loves playing for the Yanks. It would be wise of the team to try to re-sign the 3x All-Star before he hits the open market.
New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: It must be a little awkward for Gerrit Cole having to listen to his new teammates offer their opinions directed at his former team, right? Actually, Cole says he’s not offended by it. Although, the Yankees’ prized acquisition did include that he hopes to move forward from the situation.