#1) Have the Yankees ever beaten the Nationals?
I’m not just talking about spring training. I mean like ever. In the history of life. Because I honestly don’t remember a victory over the worst team in the majors. I realize today’s game was meaningless and the point was to give A.J. another opportunity to practice his new delivery. But it just feels like we can’t squash the gnats Nats and it’s a little disconcerting.
#2) Why is it a given that Eric Chavez will win a roster spot over Jorge Vazquez?
Yes, I know Chavez is a former Gold Glover and the far more experienced player. But Vazquez has gotten hit after hit (not to mention homer after homer) and I think he should get a shot at the job. A bona fide shot. Girardi keeps saying stuff like, “He’s giving us a lot to think about,” meaning Vazquez. But what he’s really saying is, “He’s going to the minors and we’ll call him up if Chavez gets hurt or doesn’t perform.” Am I right?
#3) Could Mo please pitch sometime soon?
I’ve read that his spring debut will be any day now. But until I actually see him on the mound with my own eyes, all will not be right with the world.