Multi-media time, folks. Check out frequent Bronx Banter commenter and author of Canyon of Heroes and Matsuzaka Watch and proud new papa Mike Plugh as he discusses the Red Sox's new ace on Baseball Prospectus Radio. Also, check out Matsuzaka Watch for Mike's counter interview with BP Radio host Will Carroll and a pretty bad-ass Matsuzaka/Red Sox-themed Japanese beer commercial.
Another audio hit for you iPod owners out there, and a bit of shameless semi-self promotion, check out this podcast with Newsday's David Lennon and the Daily News's Roger Rubin, authors of The Great New York Sports Debate, a book I had a part in editing (more like a cameo, but a part nonetheless).
While we're on the interview tip, check out this Sports Illustrated piece with Baseball-Reference's Sean Forman (hat tip to Dodger Thoughts for the link). The new features on B-Ref that incorportate Retrosheet's box score data are tremendous, if you haven't full explored the splits and game logs and other additional features added this winter, be sure to take the time to do so.
As for actual Yankee-related news, the best I can do right now is this item on Mel Stottlemyre joining the Diamondbacks as an organizational pitching instructor, which also points out that Goose Gossage will be in Yankee camp as instructor for the first time in a few seasons, neither of which is really new information. Speaking of Yankee camp, Jorge Posada and Kei Igawa are already there, according to Peter Abraham. Man, I can almost taste the hot dogs . . .