Good morning! It's Tuesday March 19, 2013 and Joe Girardi still doesn't know who will be in the starting lineup Opening Day but, hey, he knows who is starting today! Brett Gardner CF Derek Jeter SS Ichiro Suzuki LF Kevin Youkilis 1B Travis Hafner DH Brennan Boesch RF Chris Stewart C Ronnier Mustelier 3B Corban Joseph 2B
RHP Adam Warren
Jeter is starting at SS but who knows what will happen on April 1? Maybe he'll DH or maybe, "I could play short, too. I could play center field. I could catch. I could pitch. … My job is to get ready to play."
Could you imagine Jeter pitching? That would be quite a sight.
In case you missed it yesterday, MLB and the MLBPA are talking about implementing an international draft and it could happen as soon as June 1. This move doesn't make a lot of sense to smarter people than me. Mike Axisa of CBS Sports thinks the move is counterintuitive and that while the union and owners may be in love with the idea of spending less money on amateur players, an international draft may cause some of those players to stay away from MLB if the money isn't there.
Some quick notes:
- Boone Logan has been added to the travel roster and barring any problems with his elbow, should be ready to pitch by Opening day.
- Robinson Cano should be back in camp by Thursday - his Dominican Republic team is in the WBC final with Puerto Rico.