Tomorrow marks the beginning of spring training games for the Yankees as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

It’s been a long hard off season with the Bombers missing the playoffs  for the first time sense 1993. The Yankees have revamped their pitching with the additions of CC Sabathia, and AJ Burnett and have improved their offence adding Mark Teixeira. Last year the Yankees were plagued by injuries that included  Posada, Wang, Chamberlain, and Matsui just to name a few.  They used a plethora of staring pitchers over the course of the season so many in fact I lost count.

Its time for baseball. Tomorrow will feature Brett Tomko,Kei Igawa,Christian Garcia, Mike Dunn, Dave Robertson, Dan Giese and Jose Veras Pitching for the Yankees. It will be time for first looks at some of the new kids on the block and new looks at some of the returning stars and hopefuls. Tomko was horrible with KC last year and really hasn’t pitched well sense 2004 with the Giants. But he is an 11 year veteran and I imagine hopes to win a bull pen spot. I would say his chances are slim. Igawa seems like a lost cause to most but I think this may be a breakout season for him he will most likely start the year in Scranton but don’t be surprised if you see a fill in appearance from him in NY if he pitches as well as I think he will. (of course he will suck in NY but he sure can pitch in the minors.)Garcia is only 24 and has a plus curve-ball and mid 90’s fastball. Injuries have hurt him but don’t count him out hes still an impressive young man. To be honest I don’t know anything about Mike Dunn so I will have to get back to you on him. of the remaining Veras will probably make the 25 man roster out of the bullpen and Geise and Robertson are in competition to be the long man. You can probably add Coke into that competition as well. You won’t see allot of any of them tomorrow but as spring training progresses and they get more innings it will be interesting to see who sticks around. I’ll be back  with starting lineups and a recap after the game. This is the moment we have all been waiting for real live Baseball.

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