• D-Day For MIA Yanks

    Posted by on February 23rd, 2010 · Comments (3)

    All players are expected in the Yankees Spring Training Camp today.

    I’ve always found it interesting how some players other than pitchers and catchers report to camp early and others wait until they’re forced to report. For instance, this year, Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson and Ramiro Pena reported to Tampa very early. Nick Swisher and Randy Winn have checked in too. But, I haven’t heard much about Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano or Alex Rodriguez being in Tampa yet.

    Betcha all eyes, and ears, will be focused on A-Rod when he shows today. Hey, that’s just the way it is…

    Comments on D-Day For MIA Yanks

    1. throwstrikes
      February 23rd, 2010 | 12:37 am

      New to the Yankees show up early to get acclimated and those fighting for a starting job show up early to increase their exposure.

      Veteran players who are assured their starting jobs show up when they are due. Jeter being the exception because he lives in Tampa and as Captain should be there to welcome the newcomers and set the example.

    2. MJ Recanati
      February 23rd, 2010 | 8:50 am

      Steve, they’re not exactly “MIA” if action doesn’t start until today. They’d only be MIA if they show up after the action starts.

    3. BOHAN
      February 24th, 2010 | 12:43 am

      After playing for nearly 8 months in total and spending that much time away from your family I’m sure the ones who have family want to spend as much time as they can with their family before they basically go on the road for another 7 months or so.

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