Why can’t we be friends?

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After all the ruckus that swirled around late last season, this looks like a new beginning for A.J. Burnett and Jorge Posada, doesn’t it? 33 pitches down and a whole season to go. I had a pretty good vantage point from high above the bullpen and – unless I’m mistaken – A.J. never yelled “Why would you throw that pitch?” to himself. This is progress.

“The more we get to work with each other, the more we’re going to learn from each other,” Burnett said. “I hope he catches me every start. We were talking about the good games we threw together last year.

“I’m really excited. I hope he catches every bullpen and every game.”

More pictures from today over at Twitpic. A few shots of CC Sabathia’s second bullpen session, as well as Alfredo Aceves, Chad Gaudin and Dave Robertson. Position players report tomorrow and hopefully we’ll begin seeing a few of them on the field Wednesday. Andy Pettitte is throwing a bullpen session tomorrow so expect some shots of him to surface.

  • It should be interesting once Chan Ho Park arrives. It’s rare that a player announces his own signing before the team does, but that’s the situation the Yankees are in. Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi tiptoed around semantics but it seems apparent that Park will be in camp sooner or later. Could be bad news for Alfredo Aceves, who has options to Triple-A whereas Chad Gaudin or Sergio Mitre do not.
  • Jesus Montero can hit. I didn’t see it first-hand, but several witnesses are saying that he belted a batting practice shot today that drilled the top of the ‘M’ on the George M. Steinbrenner Field scoreboard. I’d only be guessing, but that could be about a 450-foot shot. We asked him about it and he shrugged, saying that he hit a much farther one as a 16-year-old at a tryout camp in Venezuela.
  • Johnny Damon is officially a Detroit Tiger and the Yankees are officially moving on.
  • Mike Bauman dropped by camp today and thinks this place is quiet — a little too quiet. I tend to agree with him, but things will liven up when the position players get here tomorrow. Nick Swisher can’t help himself from stopping by every day and Curtis Granderson also dropped in to stow some stuff in his locker. Besides, as Pettitte said last week, just wait. Sooner or later, something’s going to come up.

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Jorge is one of the best catchers in the game today. If he can be the regular catcher for every pitcher, the Yankees will be the best team in the east once again. The thing is we are going to have to give Kevin Cash a shot. And he is terrible at the bat. Francisco is really good at the bat. So in the Yankees prospective we have a good future behind the plate.

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hey why cant aj and Jorge Posada pitch every day when aj gos on the mound because last year cc sabithia was the key pitcher last year !!!!!! maybe this year will be 28th world tittle

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hey why cant aj and Jorge Posada pitch every day when aj gos on the mound because last year cc sabithia was the key pitcher last year !!!!!! maybe this year will be 28th world tittle

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