Monday morning Yankees news and notes: 3/4/12

So, today's news and notes post is going to be a little different than they have been the past week or so mainly because of our exciting announcement from earlier this morning and because of how giddy we all are about it. Also, there is no Yankee game today so we don't have a lineup to post. Anyway, there were some articles written about the Yankees late last night and published this morning for you to look at and here they are:

  • Here's a piece on Andy Pettitte's desire to pitch at 40 by Dave D'Alessandro of the Star-Ledger.
  • In case you missed the news this weekend, Ichiro Suzuki was involved in a car accident after he left the Yankees' Spring Training facilities on Saturday. He escaped unharmed and is expected to be in the game against Atlanta tomorrow. Thank goodness.
  • Both Pettitte and Mariano Rivera are raring to go this season after injuries hampered their 2012 season. Peter Botte of the New York Daily News has that story.
  • George A. King III of the New York Post writes that Derek Jeter is focused on being ready for the April 1 home opener. Jeter said, "“I am always eager to play, but keep in mind April 1 and that hasn’t changed. Trust me, I will play when I get the OK to do so.’’
  • In more news that was mentioned yesterday, Manager Joe Girardi admitted the Curtis Granderson-Brett Gardner position switch experiment is kaput. Granderson's injury has squashed any plans the Yankees had to have the players change positions.

We also have great posts lined up and ready to be published later today from Brad VietrogoskiWilliam Tasker, Michael Jaggers-Radolf and Michael Eder that we hope you will enjoy.

The 2013 season is going to be great, IIATMS readers.