Words & Rumors

Much of the buzz going on is about Joe Torre’s new book “The Yankee Years” written with well respected baseball scribe Tom Verducci. The book goes into depth about his final day as Yankees’ manager and how he was treated by the front office brass. Just in time for Spring Training.

Mark Teixeira will be managed by the other Joe (Girardi) as he begins his new career as a Yankee this season. Teixeira took uniform number “25” and here’s a list of past Yankees that have worn “25.”

  • Hank Bauer 1948-1951
  • Joe Pepitone 1962-1969
  • Bobby Bonds 1975
  • Willie Randolph 1976
  • Tommy John 1979-1982, 1986-1989
  • Don Baylor 1983-1985
  • Jim Abbott 1993-1994
  • Ruben Sierra 1995-1996
  • Joe Girardi 1996-1999
  • Jason Giambi 2002-2008

Still Available

Here’s a look at some of the top free agents still unsigned:

  • Bobby Abreu, RF
  • Manny Ramirez, LF
  • Adam Dunn, 1B
  • Ken Griffey, Jr., CF
  • Joe Crede, 3B
  • Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, C
  • Ben Sheets, SP
  • Oliver Perez, SP
  • Pedro Martinez, SP

Until then, see ya at the park!

One thought on “Words & Rumors

  1. juliasrants February 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm Reply

    It will be interesting to see what the general opinion about Joe Torre will be after people actually read the book.


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