Friday, January 8, 2010

Random Yankee thoughts

Denzel Washington (my favorite actor) schooled CC Sabathia in New York Yankees trivia on Jay Leno's show last night. To be fair, I probably wouldn't have remembered that Alfonso Soriano had the most strikeouts in one season for the Yankees even though I remember being very frustrated by his propensity to swing and miss. Someone should give the big guy a book on the history of the Yankees--there are plenty of good ones to go around. Fortunately for CC, he has six more years on his contract so he has plenty of time to learn.

* Sergio Mitre and the team avoided arbitration after agreeing to a one-year, $850,000 contract. The Yanks declined his $1.25 million option last year. Guess they really are pinching pennies to stick to that budget.

* Manager Joe Girardi's staff will all come back in 2010. The announcement probably took a little longer than it should have, but you don't mess with a staff that works as hard as Girardi's guys. Hitting coach Kevin Long is already flying all over the country to get in some extra work with his hitters.
* Sorry to hear that David Cone is leaving the YES Network. He was good in the booth, better as the host of Yankees on Deck. Wonder who's going to host the show now.
Thanks to Keith Allison via Wikipedia for the photo.

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