Via Kevin Kernan -
After traveling around the last month for the WBC, finally getting the chance to spend time in Yankee camp.
There is a different feeling in the clubhouse, more relaxed but at the same time more focused. Part of that is because A-Rod is in Colorado but the impact of new Yankees has made a positive difference.
Workers at Steinbrenner Field have noticed the positive vibe of players like Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. It’s only spring and the games don’t count but the Yankees have improved their clubhouse tremendously.
Every time I hear something like this, I wonder if it’s a nice thing being said about Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett; or, is it a slap at guys like Jason Giambi, Bobby Abreu, Mike Mussina and Kyle Farnsworth? Or, maybe it’s just a little of both?