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Lineup waiting for Alex

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 18, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees don’t have a lineup yet. They’re waiting for their third baseman to go through drills.

“Al is actually out there doing fielding drills right now,” Joe Girardi said. “It’s possible he could play third or just DH to tonight.”

What happens with Rodriguez will determine what happens with Jorge Posada.





26 Responses to “Lineup waiting for Alex”

  1. G. Love June 18th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Is Jorge Cantu gettable from the Marlins?

    I think the focus should be finding someone who can DH and play 3b to protect Arod’s hip and have some RH pop which this lineup needs.

  2. Pags&Rags June 18th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Alex isn’t going to play the field tonight. I would expect to see him maybe Sunday but not tonight unless Posada can’t catch. That could change things because you need both of those guys in the lineup. If you ask me I would catch Posada tonight, DH Posada tomorrow and catch him on Sunday. And with Alex, DH tonight, play the field tomorrow and DH on Sunday.

  3. RS June 18th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Hopefully we just have both of them in the lineup. Doesn’t really matter at what positions.

  4. Pags&Rags June 18th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    G. Love I would love to see Ty Wigginton here as the every day DH and utility guy. The guy can hit anywhere in the lineup and has proven he can hit in the American League.

  5. LGY June 18th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    lol. Looks like I am in the minority and maybe even by myself with the vuvuzelas.

    You guys/gals need to toughen up your ears :lol:

    The screech of subway cars has probably done the trick for me.

  6. RS June 18th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    If we weren’t playing interleague games, Girardi could have Arod and Posada take turns as the DH until Thames comes back, so neither would have to play the field back to back for the next 10 games or so. But playing in NL stadiums wrecks that plan.

  7. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 4:12 pm


    There is a big difference in sound between hearing the V’s on your TV vs. being there at the stadium.

    Nothing wrong with your ears. Just be glad you’re not there.

    Unless, of course, you’d like to wear a hearing aid at your tender age. ;)

  8. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Repost :


    Again. I’ll let you do the interpretation on this but the Yankees are on pace to hit approx. 100 fewer hrs. this season though they have
    scored the most runs (I think).

    With Tex, Grandy and Alex hitting so few dingers thus far (that will change I hope).

    Another power bat to play some OF and DH might be interesting as
    extra insurance.

    Maybe that is what Thames is supposed to be though ?

  9. Lenny June 18th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    The Yanks brass isn’t providing the truth. Groin? Come on, its his hip and and they’re looking for ways to absolve his contract!

  10. Patrick June 18th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    trisha you’re back! I thought you were leaving the blog forever?

    Interesting you return on the same day as CR9…

  11. LGY June 18th, 2010 at 4:16 pm


    You should swear off everything soccer after that performance by the ref this morning.


    Good point about being at the game. First time a drunk guy blew a vuvuzela right next to me, I would probably change my tune :)

  12. MTU (aka GBURL) June 18th, 2010 at 4:20 pm


    Actually, you have it backwards, HE would change YOUR tune. For good. ;)

  13. Corey June 18th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Yankees do need a dh type hitter. We cant afford to have Moeller on the team.

  14. LGY June 18th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Great result for the USA!

    Despite the referee’s best efforts today, they control their own fate.

    Beat Algeria and they are through.

  15. Warning Track Power June 18th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Pags and Rags has the right idea

  16. LGY June 18th, 2010 at 4:21 pm


    haha very funny.

  17. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 4:23 pm


    You have to go away from RH OFs then.

    If you are looking for a DH, I guess you talk to the White Sox about Konerko and (ugh) Pierzynski, who could also double as a catcher which would be very useful. If the Cubs throw in the towel, there’s Derek Lee or Xavier Nady, who could help in the OF. DeJesus and Berkman have been discussed here a lot, neither are attractive to me for different reasons – one will cost too much in prospects, the other too much in dollars.

    I just don’t think anyone is available right now. Like it or not, we’ll need patience.

  18. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Too much nationalism. Is plucky Poland in the WC?

  19. Nick in SF in Larkspur June 18th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    So the USA scored more goals today than England, Algeria, Germany, and Serbia combined!

    Unfortunately, so did Slovenia.

  20. Erin June 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    New Post w/lineup


  21. vblade June 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    *puts up the ignore the trolls sign*

    So it all comes down to one game. Beat Algeria and advance.

  22. Patrick June 18th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Wave, I’m no soccer fan but you gotta root for your country in the world cup! The US made an amazing comeback today but the refs screwed us over pretty badly

  23. Wave Your Hat June 18th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Just kidding around Patrick. Don’t worry.

  24. Lenny June 18th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Hey Javy Vazquez, you can run but you can’t hide! When ur takin out of the game in the 3rd inning, don’t head to the showers! LMAO

  25. Patrick June 18th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Just kidding around Patrick. Don’t worry.

    Well I’m not feeling so bright today, much apologies :)

  26. Corey June 18th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    um javy has turned his season around.

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