• Kernan: Yanks Clubhouse Better This Year

    Posted by on March 27th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    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?

    Comments on Kernan: Yanks Clubhouse Better This Year

    1. clintfsu813
      March 27th, 2009 | 11:27 pm

      Who cares..I may have a heart attack with all this positive news..theres always tomorrow, lol

    2. March 28th, 2009 | 8:25 am

      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?
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      Most likely, it’s just a case of a reporter needing to fill inches and not having any new ideas.

    3. MJ
      March 28th, 2009 | 10:48 am

      Or, maybe it’s just a little of both?
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      I think it’s neither. We hear this story every single year. It’s a ritual of journalism to write a cliche story (either positive or negative) when you have nothing else to say. Remember when Melky and Robbie were the toast of the Yanks with their youthful enthusiasm? Back then, we heard about how the clubhouse was better because of their smiles, jokes, and funny handshakes. Basically this is a re-hashing of the same theme. If the Yanks start out 8-11, you’ll hear how the clubhouse is tight and there is tension. In short, none if this is necessarily true (nor necessarily false), it’s merely window dressing written by a guy that had to submit a column.

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