Some notes from Chad Jennings at Yankees camp today;
Ichiro Suzuki’s fantastic comment about his first day of Yankees spring training: “I came and Derek Jeter was not the eater that the media portrayed him to be,” Ichiro said. “It was good to see him that way.” Zing!
I strictly watched batting practice and fielding drills on the main field, which means I missed Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis and the outfielders. Based on what I saw, though, Travis Hafner was the first Yankees player to go deep on this first day of full-squad workouts. He sent three pitches in a row way out to right field during the opening round of BP. Grant, it’s only BP, but Hafner is a big, big guy who really pulls the ball with a ton of power.
Another random workout observation: Eduardo Nunez made two errors in the span of about 10 groundballs today. He and Jeter were at shortstop with Cano and Jayson Nix at second. Those four were taking turns going through double play drills.
While it seems that only missing a month and change of the regular season isn't so bad, its actually worse because Granderson will have missed all of ST and will likely have to spend some time in the minors getting some reps in before he can come back
I guess I'll take the injury in the beginning of the year rather than the end though