• If The Yankees Had Any Stones, This Would Be Their Line-Up Tonight

    Posted by on October 10th, 2012 · Comments (10)
    1. Ichiro Suzuki LF
    2. Derek Jeter SS
    3. Robinson Cano 2B
    4. Mark Teixeira 1B
    5. Curtis Granderson CF
    6. Alex Rodriguez 3B
    7. Raul Ibanez DH
    8. Nick Swisher RF
    9. Russell Martin C

    And, if the Yankees lose tonight, and A-Rod and Swisher continue to look bad, then, for Game 4, I would bench them and insert Eric Chavez at 3B, move Ichiro to RF and Ibanez to LF, and then use Eduardo Nunez as the D.H.

    But, the Yankees would never do this…because they’re more concerned about P.R. and avoiding controversy than they are about putting their best line-up on the field in their biggest game of the year.

    Comments on If The Yankees Had Any Stones, This Would Be Their Line-Up Tonight

    1. October 10th, 2012 | 4:38 pm

      Nope. No stones. Here is the starting line-up:

      Derek Jeter SS
      Ichiro Suzuki LF
      Alex Rodriguez DH
      Robinson Cano 2B
      Nick Swisher RF
      Mark Teixeira 1B
      Curtis Granderson CF
      Russell Martin C
      Eric Chavez 3B

    2. October 10th, 2012 | 5:22 pm
    3. MJ Recanati
      October 10th, 2012 | 5:47 pm

      Donald Trump is a complete moron. He’s hardly qualified enough to bloviate on matters of state and even less qualified to offer plebes like us his opinions about sports.

    4. MJ Recanati
      October 10th, 2012 | 5:49 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      I find it funny that people would bat Mark Teixeira 4th in a “no-balls” lineup. Teixeira is as feeble at the dish as Rodriguez.

    5. Raf
      October 10th, 2012 | 6:11 pm

      I’d switch Rodriguez & Cano, but batting 2 lefties back to back is inconceivable :P

    6. LMJ229
      October 10th, 2012 | 6:17 pm

      Can’t understand why you would bat Swisher 5th. At a minimum, why not put Tex ahead of him? Personally, I’d play Ibanez over Swisher. I like seeing Chavez in the line-up but I’d bat him higher up in the order. With the way A-Rod, Swisher, and Granderson are swinging the bats right now there are just too many automatic outs in the line-up.

    7. LMJ229
      October 10th, 2012 | 6:19 pm

      Raf wrote:

      I’d switch Rodriguez & Cano, but batting 2 lefties back to back is inconceivable

      A-Rod wouldn’t provide much protection for Cano. Showalter will not let Cano beat him. He would walk to Cano to get to A-Rod.

    8. Raf
      October 10th, 2012 | 6:45 pm

      LMJ229 wrote:

      A-Rod wouldn’t provide much protection for Cano. Showalter will not let Cano beat him. He would walk to Cano to get to A-Rod.

      It’s not so much about protection as having Cano get as many at bats as he can. I would rather that, than have Cano on deck with Rodriguez at bat.

    9. October 10th, 2012 | 6:53 pm

      On Tex and Swish, I was just trying not to stack lefties or righties, so that if O’Day or the lefty comes in, Buck could not leave them in for two batters or more.

    10. October 10th, 2012 | 6:55 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      I find it funny that people would bat Mark Teixeira 4th in a “no-balls” lineup. Teixeira is as feeble at the dish as Rodriguez.

      Not right now. Tex may be bad. But, he’s still has a chance against a fastball, and A-Rod does not.

      A-Rod is getting killed on 91 MPH fastballs now. And, that’s bad.

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