New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Last season Gleyber Torres struggled. Even beyond his issues at home plate, his defense deteriorated enough for the Yankees to drop him from shortstop for the stretch run of the season. The uncertainty over where he will play in 2022 has not only affected him at the start of next season, but it has also led to several questions regarding the Yankees’ infield that have yet to be fully resolved. Whenever the lockdown ends, there are still several trade or free agent options on the pitch that could alter Torres’ role.
New York Post | Dan Martin: Although he can’t do it yet, New Yankees batting coach Dillon Lawson looks forward to working with the team once the lockout ends.
NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: Anthony Volpe’s rapid rise in the prospect rankings has caught a lot of people’s attention, and he’s going to be someone a lot of people will have their sights set on in spring training. While spring training won’t exactly be complete while the players are still locked out, Volpe will still get plenty of attention once things get off to a good start.
NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees played in one of the most interesting events of 2021 at the Field of Dreams game, and a similar event may be on the horizon. Hinchcliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey is being considered for a similar event once its restoration is complete. The stadium was one of the great venues of the Negro League, hosting the Newark Eagles, who were once managed by Larry Doby.