As it’s been since the Yankees announced that Phil Hughes won the fifth starter job the news has been a little slow and probably will be until the season starts. So let’s take a look at what’s in the Sunday papers:
- Bill Madden of the NY Daily News proves that he’s forgotten more about baseball than you’ll…never mind, he just seems like he’s forgotten a lot about baseball. He makes the case for 32-year-old career minor leaguer Jon Weber.
- Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long expects big things out of outfielder Brett Gardner this season. He’s not just your average speedster.
- Former Yankee Ian Kennedy has won a spot in the Diamondbacks rotation. I wonder, if the Yankees hadn’t traded him where he’d fit into this team.
- The Yankees won’t necessarily use Joba Chamberlain for just 1-inning stints.
- But the 8th inning setup-man roll is Joba’s job to lose.
- Derek Jeter thinks that Joba is a good fit for the Yankees’ bullpen.
- That’s probably good because it seems like the Joba debate might be over, for good. Pitching coach Dave Eiland said, “He’s in the bullpen, and he’s there to stay, period.”
That’s today’s Sunday papers. We’ll be back with more in a bit including the best from the Yankees blogosphere over the past week.