On Baseball Night in New York, Eamon McAnaney, Anthony McCarron, Laura Albanese and Terry Collins in our "Turn Two" segment, compare who has the better starting rotation and the better lineup: Mets or Yankees?
Speaking at the 2023 Thurman Munson Awards dinner on Tuesday night, Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka spoke about Carlos Rodon and competing with Jose Trevino for playing time.
At the annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner, held in honor of the late great Yankees captain, SNY contributor Sweeny Murti chats with current Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka. Kyle relates a story former Bombers ace Ron Guidry told him about the chemistry he had with Munson, not even putting down signs at times, which Higashioka found remarkable. All in all, everything he's heard about Munson is that he was "a special player." Sweeny also talks with him about the dynamics of his relationship with fellow catcher Jose Trevino and how he will develop a feel for new Yankees starter Carlos Rodon's repertoire when pitchers and catchers report to camp.
45 years ago, current Mets manager Buck Showalter was a Yankees minor-leaguer in his first spring training at the same time catcher Thurman Munson was the Yankees captain. On Tuesday night, Buck said "it was quite an honor". to receive the Thurman Munson Award at the annual event honoring the legendary backstop. He remembers hearing the tragic news of Munson's passing in August of 1979 and how if affected the lives of so many people. Shifting gears, he touches on this year's Mets catchers, specifically Francisco Alvarez and how his defense will a play a big part in his progression. Buck is also looking forward to taking another shot at the postseason in his second year at the helm.
The Yankees have invited 29 non-roster players to 2023 spring training, including a trio of top prospects.