The circus is back in town! Just when you thought it might be a quiet Yankees Spring Training, with everyone under contract and saying the right things, here comes Joba, larger than ever.
The Yankees need a starter. They've also made vague reference to certain players not being guaranteed a roster spot. So making the team, or even sliding into the rotation are things we assume Joba wants. Both would require being in better shape than last year.
So...we get this, via Ben Shpigel:
Cashman on Joba: "he's heavier." How much heavier? "He's heavier." Is he out of shape? "He's heavier."
CC Sabathia claims he lost weight by cutting out the Cap'n Crunch. We might recommend a similar step with the Captain Morgan.