YGY Radio Show Rewind: Spring Training Preview


On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, brought to you by KNODA.com, I started off the show by talking more about the New York Yankees‘ interest in Yoan Moncada as the Cuban infielder has yet to decide which team he will sign with. However, the main focus of this show was to talk about Spring Training among other topics.

Pitchers and catchers officially are now at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. With the first spring training game occurring on March 3 against the Philadelphia Phillies, we are getting closer to the point of talking about what happens on the field rather than the circus that has been Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees’ offseason.

My co-host for this show was fellow Yanks Go Yard staff writer Arthur Greenberg. Arthur and I began our discussion by talking about the Yankees announcing that they will retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams during the 2015 season. In addition, they will be giving a plaque to former coach and second baseman Willie Randolph.

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What was Arthur’s reaction to hearing that his favorite player in Pettitte would get his number retired and how did he handle when Andy announced that he had used HGH? One of the main topics that was brought up was are the Yankees retiring too many numbers and are all the ceremonies being bunched together because New York can’t sell enough tickets in 2015?

Of course, the other point of conversation involving the Yankees was the hand-written apology letter that was put out by Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday. Arthur and I gave our reaction to the letter as well as our takes on the article written by JR Moehringer of ESPN The Magazine about A-Rod. Plus, you can listen to why my perception of Rodriguez changed slightly because of this piece.

Finally, it was time for each of us to give our Top five storylines of Spring Training. While both of us agreed that Masahiro Tanaka’s health was the number one storyline to watch in Tampa, you can listen to the many different storylines each of us had, ranging from the competitions in both the bullpen and the rotation to the health of CC Sabathia. Plus, would the six-man rotation work for New York as they attempt to stretch out Esmil Rogers and Adam Warren into starting pitchers.

Next Thursday, at 9:00 PM ET, we will begin our annual state of the AL East series by talking with Domenic Vadala of Birds Watcher as we preview the reigning AL East Champion Baltimore Orioles:


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