Here’s a question for you. Would you rather see this lineup:
Or this one?
Many e-mailers have written to say they believe Joe Girardi should be giving “the kids” a chance. I disagree. As long as the Yankees are mathematically alive and/or playing at home, they should play the varsity.
People pay a lot of money to attend games in the Bronx. Many people might be at the Stadium for the first time. They should see the marquee players through Sunday. Once the Yankees are eliminated and are on the road, play the reserves. At that point, any experience you can give to guys like Gardner, Miranda or Cervelli would advance their development.
That final week in Toronto and Boston is sure going to be strange. It’ll be a little like covering spring training.