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Waiting and wondering

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 09, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

No word on yet on the state of the roster.

Jorge Posada said he was going to get an MRI this morning and the Yankees will probably want to have that evaluated before they decide what to do.

There are several options here:

1. Put Jeter and Posada on the disabled list, call up replacements.

2. Put Jeter or Posada on the disabled list, call up one replacement.

3. Give Jeter and Posada a few extra days, option Shelley Duncan and call up a catcher or shortstop.

4. Do nothing.

I think they should put Jeter and Posada on the DL, ship them down to Florida and get them healthy. It’s a long season and there’s no sense sending them out to play in cold weather with muscle injuries.

That would make for a long two weeks. But the Yankees looked finished in May last season and made the playoffs. How could they be finished in April?

No matter how it plays out, this is the first real test for Joe Girardi. It has all been hearts and flowers so far for the new manager. Now he has to keep the group together in the face of injuries, a lousy schedule and what has been an uninspiring start offensively.

Girardi built a contender out of spare parts and rookies in Florida, he has a lot more to work with this time around and should be fine. But the next two weeks will be interesting.




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