Not much happens in terms of baseball news when camp opens up. In fact, so little has happened that Yankees camp coverage so far has focused on the lack of things happening (i.e. no PED related press conference). I figured I'd take a moment and give you a primer on what you can expect for the next few weeks.
Pitchers will continue to throw bullpens and say they want to win another championship. They will all be in the best shape ever because every baseball player is in the best shape ever come the opening of camp. Players never show up and say, "I really let myself go this winter, I don't even care anymore."
Then the position players will show up and Jeter will hold his annual first day of spring training press junket. You can expect to hear the following things: 1. Jeter wants to win again. 2. Jeter is not concerned about his next contract, he's focused on winning, that will resolve itself later. 3. Jeter is not engaged. Jeter could be happily married with seven kids and he still will not admit to being engaged. 4. Jeter likes the new additions and the team's 2010 chances.
The rest of the coverage will focus on Hughes v. Joba, Granderson v. Gardner (in center), Granderson v. Johnson (in the two hole), and the occasional 'will Javy fare better this time around.' There is nothing else to talk about, and unless some unforeseen controversy pops up, the next couple weeks of coverage will be aimless repetitions of the above. At least they're back at camp, however, and we can finally stop pretending that we watch the Super Bowl for something other than the commercials.