Last week Robinson Cano opted to release his ownership of number 22. Reports outside of YankeeLand say its because he wanted a number that has meaning to him. That number is 24, Jackie Robinson's number in reverse and Cano's way to represent. Which is fine and a nice feel good story.
Those inside of YankeeLand and in the know, point out that it is all too convenient for him to drop the number 22 which is the number that Clemens must wear when he pitches. Perhaps it is no longer a matter of if he pitches for the Yanks, but when as this is just another little obstacle removed for him not to.
Cano batted .342 last season and is the next great Yankee.
Carl Pavano pitched a bullpen session and did not break any bones. Next stop - AL CY Young
Jeff Weaver signed a one year deal with the Mariners - approx. $8mm. He'll fit right into the crowd in Seattle (grunge look) and was a solid deal for both parties involved - hopefully he can put together a full season of work and then get a multi-year deal to close out his career.
Anybody care that Todd Helton is headed to the Red Sox?
Spring Training is less than 3 weeks away!