Fans and media spent much of the winter doubting Brian Cashman’s assertion that either Melky Cabrera or Brett Gardner would play center field. And with good reason, too. C-Money once pledged his love for Bubba Crosby only to sneak in at the last minute and sign Johnny Damon.
But it’s Feb. 19 and the the center field at this stage will be either the gritty, gutty Gardner or the rocket-armed Melkman.
Obviously much can change between now and April 6 or any time after. But the Yankees seem prepared to pick of these guys, have them hit ninth and move along with the season.
Damon, now the left fielder, could play center at the risk of burning out his aging legs. Or the Yankees would wedge Nick Swisher into the position. He has experience there but he’s not especially good.
Or perhaps Cashman should dip into his inventory of prospects and make a trade.
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