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Cano batting second for Yankees

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Marcus Thames DH
Jorge Posada C
Austin Kearns LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Greg Golson RF

In minor news, the Yankees have announced that Wilkin De La Rosa has cleared waivers and been outrighted back to Double-A Trenton.

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42 Responses to “Cano batting second for Yankees”

  1. Patrick from CT September 13th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Bummer no Swish or Gardner.
    At least he didn’t put Thames in the OF.

  2. upstate kate September 13th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    WOW that is a powerful line up…has Robbie ever batted 2nd?
    happy to see Swishy being rested.

  3. Erica in NY September 13th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Cano batting second?!?!

    Very interesting new development

    Guessing GGBG and Swisher still aren?t feeling better

  4. Bill D September 13th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Given the unavailable guys (Gardner, Swisher, etc), Cano is actually the only guy who makes sense in the 2 hole.

  5. Eroc September 13th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Awful…. Girardi isin’t playing an injured Gardner or Swisher… he is conceding the division!

  6. Bill D September 13th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    “WOW that is a powerful line up”

    Very top heavy. Wouldn’t expect much out of that lower third.

  7. Joe from Long Island September 13th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Nick needs to rest that knee. Can’t imagine it’s not affecting his swing. Robbie 2nd? Now that’s a change of pace.

  8. pfisher518 September 13th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Robbie batted second a few times last year when Damon was out of the lineup. I remember it working out pretty well.

  9. blake September 13th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I like it given who they have available today.

    Hope Jeter is able to carry over his good ABs from yesterday…

  10. Erica in NY September 13th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Bill D September 13th, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Given the unavailable guys (Gardner, Swisher, etc), Cano is actually the only guy who makes sense in the 2 hole.
    ***************

    It wasn’t that long ago that people were arguing Granderson should be there

  11. upstate kate September 13th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I am sure Granderson would be batting 2nd, but not against a tough lefty

  12. Chambliss September 13th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Hopefully Cano will take a more patient approach in the 2 hole.

    2-7 batters are all power hitters.

    Hoping for a good clean game.

  13. Bill D September 13th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    “It wasn’t that long ago that people were arguing Granderson should be there”

    True. Could have even made that argument a couple weeks ago when he was going pretty well. Now, he’s 2 for his last 23 and facing one of the toughest lefties in the biz. Girardi got it right.

  14. Cashmoney September 13th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Cashmoney September 13th, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    champ809 September 13th, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    What is your criteria in determining that Ca$hman is a mediocre GM?
    ———————————————————–
    Sorry for belated response to your post , as I simply did not see it at first. My idea of excellent is someone who does more with a lot less , in the case of Andrew Friedman.

    Most of GMs can recognize the immense talent of CC , TX and afford the risk of AJ ; And given the proper resources (money) they would have mostly made the same deal as Cash did in the Yankee universe.

    I have already give credit for realizing the importance of cheap and impact talents in providing a cost effective pipeline to supplement the Major league team. One can argue he could emphasize that point to GMS and implement it much it earlier.

    Arod was a no brainer, considering the only two team can and are willing to absorb his immense talent and TX’s desperation in dumping his salary. Again, Boston had almost worked out a deal for him was rejected MLBPA . Money is the essential ingredient in this case.

    The signings of Randy Johnson, Karsey , Marte, Javy , Pavano , Igawa , Wright and many more have lot to be desire in terms of Cashman’s acumen in assessment of pitching goes. I have given various knocks on those signings in response to AC in the prior post.

    for every Swish I can give you a Jared Weaver as well.

    The point is simply this, Cashman has been given the immense resources and thus advantage to augment the Yankees into a perennial team. He hasn’t done anything extraordinary to maximize that particular advantage.

    Money has everything to do with everything in the Yankees universe. I think a lot of GMs are apt to do what Cashman did given the resources.

    Again, this is not an argument for his dismissal or anything remotely claim of such or How the Yankees brasses assess his performance.

    It’s an educated assertion that given the resources and M.O. in hand, He can be looked at as doing a fair job . Cash has made his fair share of blunders and shrew moves. hence, I judge his tenure with Yankees as mediocre overall. If you are want to give him a B grade base on his work post assuming full control I think it deserves some merits as well.

    It’s certainly a debatable point.

    p.s. The Yankees would be nowhere in sight of a WS without the benefit of CC. AJ. TEX, the question is not recognition of talents but rather the resources to get them.

  15. pat September 13th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Cano has started 69 games batting 2nd. He is .272/.293/.415/.708 there.

  16. upstate kate September 13th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    why thanks Pat

  17. MiketheGardnerfan September 13th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Does anyone know the verdict of Gardner’s MRI?

  18. pat September 13th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Stadium set up for JayZ/Eminem concert.

    http://plixi.com/p/44954102

  19. m September 13th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Hopefully, the verdict will be not guilty.

  20. bruceb September 13th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Guess Swisher must be really banged up if he’s having to sit this one out.

  21. pat September 13th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    BloggingBombers Gardner’s MRI revealed inflammation in his right wrist. He got a cortisone injection. “I couldn’t have picked up a bat today.”

  22. raymagnetic September 13th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    “Sorry for belated response to your post , as I simply did not see it at first. My idea of excellent is someone who does more with a lot less , in the case of Andrew Friedman.”

    Evan Longoria, David Price and Jeff Neiman. 3 key cogs in Tampa. Guess when they were picked by the Devil Rays?

    Not hard to do more with less when you’re getting key pieces of your team as the number one overall pick in the draft.

  23. Doreen September 13th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    trisha -

    Sorry if I missed your post about being in a position to win those 2 games late. I was doing a “trisha” myself – hitting and running, that is! :lol: – because the entire last 4 days have been a whirlwind of moving my daughter and using spare moments to catch up on the Yankees. So, you know how inefficient that is! :)

    Let’s Go Yankees! Let’s Go CC!

    pat -

    I just hope they don’t mess up the field!!!!!!!!! :?

  24. m September 13th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Swisher said it’s not getting better(no surprise because they kept playing him). My guess is they will give him an extended rest to see if that helps.

  25. raymagnetic September 13th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    My bad, Longoria and Niemann were 3 and 4 respectively. However they were still very early round draft picks who make it easier on a GM to do more with less.

  26. Trevor September 13th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    # pat September 13th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Stadium set up for JayZ/Eminem concert.

    http://plixi.com/p/44954102
    _________________________

    Will this ruin the grass again?

  27. bruceb September 13th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Not happy to see Golson in the lineup. Can’t afford one automatic out in this game.

  28. tampa yankee fan September 13th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Good move with Cano batting 2nd. Get your best hitter as many at bats as possible.

  29. m September 13th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks, pat. Anyone know how long it would take for inflammation to recede?

    Great first point at the us open. I said ugh on the second point. My son asks me, who are you cheering for?!”

    I told him that I didn’t really know. :?

  30. pat September 13th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    m

    I would think Brett is out for the Tampa series and might be back for Baltimore with a Thursday off day.

  31. ac1 September 13th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Eroc September 13th, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Awful…. Girardi isin’t playing an injured Gardner or Swisher… he is conceding the division!

    __

    You joke, but at some point 20 people here will make this same idiodic comment and be serious.

  32. bruceb September 13th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    A question for the Minor League experts out there: How does Golson rate next to Curtis, Miranda and Nunez?

  33. clownthrowindown September 13th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Austin Jackson instead of Granderson would be doing more with less.

  34. m September 13th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks, pat. He could be in for pinch running and very late defense when the shot kicks in.

  35. m September 13th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    They sacrificed Austin Jackson to get more power in center field.

  36. Cashmoney September 13th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Evan Longoria, David Price and Jeff Neiman. 3 key cogs in Tampa. Guess when they were picked by the Devil Rays?
    ——————————
    But what about the shrew signings of Soriano , Benoit. The useful pieces such as Sean Rodriguez, Zobrist and Willie Aybar . Fielding a competitive team with 1/5 of the budget of the NY Yankees is simply an achievement in a self.

    with longoria and Neiman , you have to give the rays a lot of credits to draft them in the first place.
    For every successful No 1 overall pick such as Price I can give a David Clyde and Ben McDonald.

  37. Erica in NY September 13th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    bruceb September 13th, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    A question for the Minor League experts out there: How does Golson rate next to Curtis, Miranda and Nunez?
    ***********

    I am definitely not an expert, but I was listening to the game on the radio yesterday and Sterling was discussing Nunez. All scounts seem to agree that he expected to be a big time player one day. I would guess he is the creme de la creme of the young guys

  38. Erica in NY September 13th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  39. raymagnetic September 13th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Niemann and Longoria were both very highly touted before the draft as well as Price.

  40. clownthrowindown September 13th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    m,

    I’m just saying that other teams would have loved to bring up a prospect like Jackson. Its a luxury Cashman wouldn’t have on any other team including the Mets and Sox. A .300 hitting rookie making nothing for a .245 hitter with 20 Hrs and a $7M price tag.

  41. tyanksfan36 September 13th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I think this is a pretty good lineup. As long as Joe sticks with it and doesn’t play all-star game and give everyone a chance to play. I’m all for sticking with one lineup throughout the whole game

  42. Jim September 13th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    why is Huffman not up with the big club? Golson adds nothing to the lineup. Are they seriously not promoting him because of the meaningless AAA playoffs?

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