Hank Steinbrenner is still around? Via the Boston Herald -
Hank Steinbrenner thinks the New York Yankees are in a strong position to repeat as World Series champion due to the acquisition of pitcher Javier Vazquez and outfielder Curtis Granderson.
“The two trades that Brian did I was really pleased with and very proud of,” Steinbrenner. a team co-chairman, said Thursday. “I think that is going to make a big difference for us.”
“We needed another top-notch starter and got one,” Steinbrenner said.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who has started pre-spring training workouts at the team’s minor league complex, spent time Thursday with Hank Steinbrenner and his brother, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner.
“I asked him his opinion, and he said, ’It’s all about pitching,’” Hank Steinbrenner said of Jeter.
Jeter is entering the final season of a $189 million, 10-year contract. The Yankees have a policy of not negotiating new deals until after a player’s previous contract.
“We’ll get into all of that eventually, ” Steinbrenner said. “Jeter’s place in Yankee history is obvious, so I think you can pretty much assume from there.”
There was no word in the report if Hank Steinbrenner saw his shadow while doing this interview – signaling six more weeks of winter…