"Ultimately, if we're going to be successful, it's going to be because of the Sabathias, the
Chamberlain is particularly key: "Our plan is for him to be the fifth starter," manager
Ransom, for what it's worth, is "a hell of an athlete" (Cashman's words), one who can jump flat-footed onto the top of a 60-inch-high pile of boxes, as
In certain aspects, of course, it's not the best idea to "do what Alex does" ... but let's just refrain from getting into all of that, shall we?
The New York clubhouse has, at times, seemed businesslike to the point of somberness in recent years, but with Swisher aboard, it's hard to see that being the case in '09.
Hughes is under no misconceptions about his current place in the Yankees' reloaded pitching corps -- "We've got five guys we're looking to go into the season with, and right now I'd be the odd man out" -- but even though he'll likely begin the season in Class AAA, he should be the first option should one of those five struggle or become injured. Yanks fans shouldn't forget that Hughes began last season as the second-youngest player in the majors, behind the D-backs'