• Yankees 2011 ALDS Roster

    Posted by on September 28th, 2011 · Comments (10)

    David Waldstein has a great post on this matter.  If it were up to me, I would go with:

    CC Sabathia
    Ivan Nova
    A.J. Burnett
    Freddy Garcia

    Luis Ayala
    Phil Hughes
    Aaron Laffey
    Boone Logan
    Mariano Rivera
    David Robertson
    Rafael Soriano
    Cory Wade

    Russell Martin
    Jesus Montero
    Jorge Posada

    Robinson Cano
    Eric Chavez
    Derek Jeter
    Eduardo Nunez
    Alex Rodriguez
    Mark Teixeira

    Brett Gardner
    Curtis Granderson
    Andruw Jones
    Nick Swisher

    Yup, no Bartolo Colon. And, I think Girardi will also leave him off. Maybe that’s too many RP? I would have no issue if one of them was left off and Romine was added to the roster.

    Comments on Yankees 2011 ALDS Roster

    1. Ryan81
      September 28th, 2011 | 12:53 pm

      No way. Colon has looked awfully shakey in the past couple of weeks, but not shakey enough to lose his spot to Laffey.

    2. September 28th, 2011 | 1:08 pm

      I’m thinking Joe wants two lefties out of the pen.

    3. 77yankees
      September 28th, 2011 | 2:15 pm

      According to what I read this morning, Girardi was thinking of going with 11 pitchers, in which case I’d forego Laffey for either Dickerson or Romine.

    4. redbug
      September 28th, 2011 | 5:55 pm

      Who knows? I read he was going w/ 10 pitchers.

    5. Raf
      September 28th, 2011 | 6:46 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      I’m thinking Joe wants two lefties out of the pen.

      Not so sure about the why. The Rangers (Hamilton) and Tigers (Aviles) don’t have much in the way of LHB. I think they’d be fine with Logan as a LOOGY (despite his reverse platoon splits)

    6. JeremyM
      September 28th, 2011 | 6:58 pm

      No to Laffey. One thing you can’t do with managers is give them a “don’t use unless there is an emergency” player. Girardi would use him at some point, and he’s no good. The last thing we need him to do is mix-and-match with bad relievers.

    7. Raf
      September 28th, 2011 | 7:01 pm

      They have their starters, and a long man (Hughes) in case someone gets shelled. 7-8-9 is covered with Soriano, Robertson & Mo. Mo will also go longer than an inning if needed for a 1+ inning save. I would have Colon on the staff as a hedge against 2 starters going down. Also, with Hughes back issue, you never know how he may be impacted.

    8. butchie22
      September 28th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

      Sl, your assessment looks about right. As much as I loathe AJ Burnout the Yanks have no choice but to use them in the playoffs.

    9. butchie22
      September 28th, 2011 | 7:31 pm

      I meant use him in the playoffs. I’m not in love with Garcia as a potential four BUT what is the alternative…Bruce Chen?!;)

    10. LMJ229
      September 28th, 2011 | 10:46 pm

      Romine has to be on the roster as the back-up catcher. Girardi is loathe to catch Montero and Posada should something happen to Martin. Also, I’d go with a speed guy like Dickerson to pinch run. That brings us to 10 pitchers.

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