As if the Yankees needed another distraction. The struggling Yankees are in a major slump...
Four players for two open rotation spots. That's what the New York Yankees have on their hands as Spring Training ends in one week. Ivan Nova, Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia and Sergio Mitre are all still very much in the competition to earn a spot in the Yankees starting rotation.
The halfway point of spring training shows the issues the Yankees had coming in may turn out to be high points moving forward. The competition for the two starting pitching spots is very tight, as is the battle for bench spots.
The question has been raised recently. Who will leadoff for the Yankees in 2011; Jeter or Gardner? There appears to be some differing opinions within the Yankees organization.
Youngsters Ivan Nova, Dellin Betances, and Jesus Montero make nice impressions during Sunday's 7-3 spring training win over the Phillies. Nova is battling for one of the two open spots in the Yankees starting rotation.
Andruw has a swollen knee, Joba is just swollen. No Mo yet. Just some of the early tidbits surrounding the New York Yankees spring training.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has started making changes. The Yankees were pushed from the playoffs by the Texas Rangers last week. Many decisions will need to be made as New York tries to regroup for next season.