Yankees News: MLB postpones spring training again to March 8

MLB | Marc Feinsand: About a week ago, MLB announced the postponement of spring training games until March 5. As CBA negotiations continue in Jupiter, Fla., the league has announced that exhibition games will not be played until March 8 at the earliest.

Despite the approach of an agreement on a proposed amateur lottery after a face-to-face meeting between MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and labor leader Tony Clark, progress on fundamental economic issues has been minimal and an agreement will not does not seem close to being concluded. They will meet today with the late February deadline looming to avoid regular season cancellations.

NJ Advance Media | mike rosenstein: MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reminded us of what we now know: that the Yankees “brought in Carlos Correa” before the lockout. He says, however, that “the probability is unclear because it looked like Seager was higher on the wish list, and Correa was looking for even more dollars than Seager got ($330 million to $325 million). dollar).”

One part is clear, however: there will be plenty of competitors for Correa’s services. Heyman listed the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Cardinals of St. Louisand Boston Red Sox as potential suitors. Some of them will surely end up making a lot of noise for nothing, but someone is going to pay for the talented shortstop.

NJ Advance Media | Brendan Kuty: 2009 World Series champion Nick Swisher shared his thoughts on top shortstop prospect Anthony Volpe during an appearance on WFAN. “Everything this kid has, I’m in love,” he told Sweeny Murti. “His way of approaching the game. The way he’s just a little kid. The way he wants to improve every day. All of these things you’re talking about are absolutely brilliant.

Almost every prospect publication (including FanGraphs, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus) has listed Volpe as the Yankees’ top prospect and one of baseball’s top 20 young talents.

FanGraphs | Eric Longenhagen, Kevin Goldstein and Tess Taruskin: The folks at FanGraphs do a great job tracking and evaluating leads. They’ve already released their Top 100 list and their review of the Yankees’ best minor leaguers. However, another recent article focused on trying to determine which prospects can make the 2023 Top 100 list.

They named Trey Sweeney, Roderick Arias, Everson Pereira and Ken Waldichuk in their report, so it’s refreshing to know that the Yankees have more players who could be considered top 100 prospects in a year (apart from just Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, and Jason Dominguez).

Of Sweeney, they said the team’s first 2021 draft pick “covers the whole plate and has enough power to be dangerous.”

New York Daily News | Deesha Thosar: The New York fooddespite having more openings in their throwing depth than in the roster, would have “saved” free agent first baseman and potential Yankees target Freddie Freeman before the lockout.

Freeman could be an option for the Yankees if they decide to spend big on a first sack, but there’s a bigger need for the shortstop. The 2020 NL MVP has hit 31 homers and scored 120 times in 2021.

It’s unclear if the Mets will pursue Freeman now after going on a pre-lockdown shopping spree late last year, but with Steve Cohen, you should never rule them out.

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