• February 2010 Survey Question #1

    Posted by on February 12th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Please consider taking the following poll:

    {democracy:92}

    Thanks in advance. And, please feel free to add comments on your opinion in the comments section below.

    Comments on February 2010 Survey Question #1

    1. Corey Italiano
      February 12th, 2010 | 11:02 am

      To be fair, what team doesn’t need their clean up hitter to have a great year?

    2. February 12th, 2010 | 11:47 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      To be fair, what team doesn’t need their clean up hitter to have a great year?

      Depends on the superior nature of a team’s clean-up hitter (CUH) and the other batters in the line-up around him.

      For example, say your CUH was a 900 OPS guy. And, the rest of your line-up, behind him were more like 750-775 OPS hitters. Then, yes, you would miss him.

      But, say your CUH was a 900 OPS guy and you had three more 900 OPS guys in the line-up behind him. If your CUH went MIA, would your offense be killed then? Maybe not.

      Another view…say your CUH was a 800 OPS guy, and you had four 800 OPS guys in the line-up behind him. Then he’s just one in the chain, and not the “big man” in the line-up. So, would you be killed if he was MIA, or, is it just one missing link from a chain of many similar links?

      Getting back to A-Rod, the question here, for me, works as follows…

      Assuming the Yankees go with Jete/Johnson/Tex in 1-2-3, Alex should be followed in the line-up by Posada, Cano, Granderson and Swisher.

      If you think those four (20, 24, 14, 33) are going to have solid offensive seasons in 2010 – then the Yankees are probably not going to have to rely on A-Rod to carry them.

      But, if ‘Sado, Cano, Curtis and Swish have crappy years, then A-Rod has to have a great year for the Yankees to be able to mash like they did in 2009.

      That’s just my opinion ‘tho…your mileage may vary.

    3. February 12th, 2010 | 12:00 pm

      I really like the bottom of our lineup and think they’re going to produce a lot this season. Having said that, if Granderson and Swisher have subpar years, which I don’t think they will, then the team is going to struggle to score enough runs if Arod also hits poorly.

    4. Corey Italiano
      February 12th, 2010 | 12:15 pm

      Assuming the Yankees go with Jete/Johnson/Tex in 1-2-3, Alex should be followed in the line-up by Posada, Cano, Granderson and Swisher.

      If you think those four (20, 24, 14, 33) are going to have solid offensive seasons in 2010 – then the Yankees are probably not going to have to rely on A-Rod to carry them.
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      If it were up to me, I’d line them up like this

      Jeter – R
      Johnson – L
      Tex – S
      A-Rod – R
      Granderson – L
      Posada – S
      Cano – L
      Swish – S
      Gardner – L

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