33 days and counting until opening day for the Yankees and only 1.5 key injuries to date. Abreu with an oblique strain and Pavano with a bone bruise. Can't count Pavano's injury as more than .5 since he hasn't really played in 2 years. Top it off with Damon taking a few days off for unspecified (that's whay they call them) personal reasons. Looks to be an eventful year in the Bronx. Overall, I think it will be another good season for the Yanks in what should be a more competitive AL East. The Dice-K and Igawa are obvious question marks for the two power clubs and who knows what is left in the tanks of Pettitte and Schilling....and will Clemens be a factor. Will the BlueJays be for real, or just posers for April-July. Will the Rays and O's even show up? Any thoughts and/or predictions for the 2007 season?
FYI....for some fan coverage of the Yanks and Mets see www.nybaseballtalk.com A little thin for now, but since it is a conversation it's all about what you put into it. The guys/gals do respond to posts and all have "real" jobs (I think) but it's nice to see a different view than the NYDN, NYP and NYT. Hopefully the content and posts increase once the season gets underway. And, just because it must be said, ESPN is just miserable since most of the best baseball contributors are now premium content.