Yankees Baseball Daily premieres tonight

11/14/2011 8:20 AM ET
By staff

Former Yankees player and coach Willie Randolph, who most recently had been a coach with the Orioles and the Brewers, will join host Bob Lorenz in the studio when the YES Network premieres its Yankees Baseball Daily show tonight at 7 p.m. Randolph will make regular appearances on Yankees Baseball Daily, YES' five-night-a-week show which will cover the moves of not only the Yankees but all of MLB.

Topics to be discussed on Monday's premiere episode include:

- An in-depth look at the potential landing spots for such free agents as Jose Reyes, Prince Fielder, C.J. Wilson, Yu Darvish and others

- A look back at the seasons of the American and National League Rookies of the Year

- The latest on the Yankees' catching scene for 2012, including thoughts on Jorge Posada's future

- Part 1 of a two-part interview Jack Curry conducted with Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman (Part 2 will air on Tuesday, November 15). Highlights from the interview include:

On Alex Rodriguez against the Tigers in the ALDS: "We made the choices we felt were best for him as an individual to put him in this position to succeed; and it just never happened. He was never able to be in a position where you felt good that he was back from all of that (injuries), whether it was health or timing, or both. You hoped that it's just ready to turn the corner at any moment, but that corner never came."

On Nick Swisher's ALDS: "He, like a lot of our athletes, wants it badly, and sometimes maybe too much. There's a learning curve that comes along with that, about trying to maintain your emotions and stuff. I think Swish has all that stuff under control now."

On losing to the Tigers in the ALDS: "We didn't bring our best baseball when it counted; the Tigers getting the job done on their end, in combination with our guys not." (getting the job done)

Along the way this Hot Stove season, YES' team of Bob Lorenz, Jack Curry, John Flaherty and Kimberly Jones will tap the most trusted sources in the New York market to contribute to the show. Names scheduled to appear include:

- Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated
- Joel Sherman of the New York Post
- Tyler Kepner of the New York Times
- David Waldstein the New York Times
- Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News
- Bob Klapisch of The Record

YES' Yankees Baseball Daily, will also be looking for contributions from you, the fans. Give us your comments and questions each day using one of the below methods:

- Tweet us: @YESNetwork
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