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What’s the starting lineup right now?

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 13, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

On the last day of the GM Meetings, I asked Brian Cashman if he’s going into this offseason thinking about Hideki Matsui as a potentially departing designated hitter or as a potentially departing No. 5 hitter. Matsui is both, of course, but there seems to be a slight difference between the two ways to think of him. As a DH, his spot is one that could be filled by any type of player. As a No. 5 hitter, his role is pretty specific as a run producer and as protection for Alex Rodriguez. 

“I have not looked at what our lineup looks like yet,” Cashman said.

Without Matsui and without Johnny Damon, what does the Yankees lineup look like right now? How would you line it up, using only players under contract for next season?

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Melky Cabrera, RF
8. Juan Miranda, DH
9. Brett Gardner, CF

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