Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring is Here

Spring training is upon us and it’s time to get the Pinstripers blog back into action. The first thing to look at is the roster and what the projected rotation, bullpen and positions will look like. The current roster is workable, but in my opinion there is still a move or two to be made. Since things are in good enough shape, there is no pressure and Cashman is holding all the cards in his mind.

Coming up soon we’ll take a look at some of the new additions, and what the lineup, bullpen and rotation will look like.

Day one and two of training camp are in the books and Pete Abraham of the LoHud blog has a full wrap-up. A few key highlights were that Matsui was looking healthy behind the plate. The other news was Girardi’s proposed rotations.

  1. Sabathia, Burnett, Wang, Pettitte, Chamberlain
  2. Sabathia, Wang, Burnett, Pettitte, Chamberlain

That’s pretty much what we’d expect to see and personally I think the #2 rotation makes the most sense.

CMW and Andrew Brackman both threw on day one and the early reports sound promising on both fronts.

Lastly, Girardi said he wants a long reliever this year, and I don’t believe him. Maybe by the end of the season he learned his lesson, but when Girardi needed a long reliever the most, he refused to keep one on the roster.

More to come.

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