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Joe Girardi and AL East verbal warfare

Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks to reporters prior

(Credit: AP)

Spent a couple of hours yesterday at Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees held a food drive - they say they received a "record-breaking" 109,301 pounds of food - and lured the media there with appearances by Joe Girardi and Robinson Cano.

We led the story with Cano's enjoyment of hitting third - he's got to stay in the number three slot for 2012, doesn't he? - but what stuck with me afterwards was...

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Ubaldo Jimenez, Jose Reyes, Rafael Soriano, Eric Chavez and the Rays

Greetings from The Trop. I spoke today with a person in the loop on the Ubaldo Jimenez's situation - not a Colorado employee, but someone whose club has been engaged in discussions with the Rockies _ and here was this person's take:

"I think this is just Colorado assessing the market for Jimenez. It's the equivalent of putting a 'For Sale' sign on your house because you're curious...

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