This is exciting news for those of us starving from a lack of baseball. The game looks to feature a lot of minor leaguers, but it doesn't matter. Its baseball, its the Yankees, and we've been long waiting for some semblance of the game to be played. Among the legitimate big leaguers are Jeter, A-Rod and Cano, all of whom will be taking some time off to go play in the WBC. Kei Igawa is among the pitchers who will pitch today, and is also the reason the game will not be televised.
Pete Abe is reporting that Joe Girardi has set the rotation and wants it to go like this: Sabathia, Wang, Burnett, Pettitte, and Chamberlain. This is good news for those of us who felt Wang was getting shafted by being placed as the 3rd pitcher. Its also a very good rotation set up. You have power lefty, sinkerballer, power righty, finesse lefty, power righty. The power players are broken up, and the lefties split the righties up well. The rotation looks amazing. Lets just hope that Marky T and the gang can mash some hits and drive in some runs. Lets not forget the year long anemia that was our offense last season.
All in all, I'm just excited for baseball. These spring training games will hold me over to the WBC, and the WBC should hold me over for the season. Now if I can only get my taxes done I'll be set for the spring.