A couple of news items from the first few days of camp. CC has indicated he may opt-out of his contract at the end of the season. I think in response the Yankees should just opt-out this season. Just go ahead and stop paying him. See how he likes it.
Joba Chamberlain has arrived at camp noticeably heavier than he was last year. How much heavier? The scale broke when he stepped on it so nobody knows, which is a smart move on the part of the young pitcher.
Posada says he's comfortable with his new role as DH. You know that's a lie because if he was comfortable being the DH he would've arrived next week with the rest of the position players. Instead he's in camp this week going, “I'm still a catcher right? Guys? I can still catch every now and again? I'll still catch. I'm still the catcher.”
Burnett is also a hot topic of discussion. Can Rothschild fix him? Teach him to consistently repeat his mechanics? Probably not. Well . . . I didn't say it was a long discussion.