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Today’s lineup vs. Phillies

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Feb 26, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jeter SS
Swisher RF
Teixeira 1b
Rodriguez 3b
Cano 2b
Posada DH
Granderson CF
Cervelli C
Gardner LF

Pitching: Colon

 
 

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57 Responses to “Today’s lineup vs. Phillies”

  1. Doreen February 26th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Well, so much for GTLU!!!!

    :(

  2. MTU February 26th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Pretty standard LU against a lefty.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing GGBG leading off, and Cano hitting 3rd sometime.

    ;)

  3. Fran the original February 26th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Doreen,

    I guess there is no winner for GTLU today. Girardi was as excited as us to post a line-up.

  4. blake February 26th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    MTU,

    I think we might at some point against a righty. I wouldn’t mind Robbie hitting 2nd some as well.

  5. Doreen February 26th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Fran -

    He’s up and at ‘em awfully early, isn’t he????

  6. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Well, there goes my wabbit lineup… G is almost using the ‘A’ lineup!

  7. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    girardi is a cheater!

  8. MTU February 26th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Blake-

    I hope Mr. G is a little bit more “creative” , and flexible this season.

    I’d like to see him toss away the “book” a bit more and go with his eyes and his gut.

    He’s had more time to familiarize himself with his team, and knows the opposition better.

    He should be feeling more secure now.

  9. upstate kate February 26th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    grrrr Girardi…does it count if I say that is the line up I was going to use?!!

  10. blake February 26th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    MTU,

    Id like to see Cano hit 2nd vs lefties and 3rd vs righties……Tex 3rd vs lefties and 5th vs righties.

  11. Fran the original February 26th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    kate,

    I would have posted the same line-up too :)

  12. upstate kate February 26th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    yeah, I guess the only question was who to bat 2nd…oh well

  13. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Love to see some Montero at bats later in the game…I think it’s neat that for first time in awhile; There are so many to watch for in st this yr….who doesn’t love prospects?

  14. upstate kate February 26th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    G Love doesn’t love prospects :)

  15. 108 stitches February 26th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    The usual 2 at bats by the regulars then they’re replaced. Two innings by Colon then a different pitcher each inning.

  16. tyanksfan36 February 26th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    That is the exact lineup that I was going to post! It makes sense they would post it early because the Philly lineup was posted yesterday.

  17. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    knicks score 109 in a loss, outrebounded by 20.

    gonna see alot of that going forward…

  18. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    buzzkill sweeney on the radio saying ‘its hard to get up for these games until they count.’

  19. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Look how Miami started the season and they had a training camp. It takes time.

    The lineup doesn’t matter at this point.

  20. Ruby Tuesday February 26th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Prediction : we will lose this game to the Phillies 10-0 .

    Hope : Cliffie Lee breaks his left hand after falling while walking up the steps to the dugout .

  21. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    the knicks can ‘mesh’ all they want, if your coach doesnt care about defense and your stars dont care about defense, you are not going to play defense.

    and they need a big body to rebound.

  22. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    …classy trolling there ruby.

  23. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    D’Antoni is sucks, but he’s not the primary issue in why they are struggling now.

  24. Tar February 26th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Does anybody know if DirecTV MLB package is still only for the regular season? It sure would be nice if they included some ST games.

    And if not, I will have to solice myself by watching some College B Ball. (there is bunch of good games on today)

  25. blake February 26th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Tar,

    Not sure about extra innings but the mlb.tv online has a lot of ST games.

  26. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    almost forgot it’s March Madness time…

  27. Barry February 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Hoping a guy gets hurt is not only disgusting, but damaging to all of us. This person needs to be flagged from the blog.

  28. Tar February 26th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Of course GB’s legendary spelling skills are of little “solace” to me for my frequent gaffes.

  29. BD (Boston Dave) February 26th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Posada just doesn’t look that good without a C to the right of his name.

    Seriously, the benefit Posada brought as a top hitting catcher is gone.

    Now he’s average at best.

    Tough to swallow.

  30. BD (Boston Dave) February 26th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Knicks have almost zero chance this season. Wait til next year to get too serious about them.

  31. timmyb72 February 26th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Much, much rather see Montero in the starting lineup. Cervelli imo will be traded sometime this season, can’t keep the big boy down!

  32. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    posada’s been greatly underappreciated over his entire career, imo. both on and off the field.

    we could be starting another era of having that great advantage of a catcher who can hit, starting later this year.

  33. timmyb72 February 26th, 2011 at 9:31 am

    That power bat of Montero in the 7th hole would sure lengthen the lineup imo

    Jeter
    Swish
    Tex
    A-Rod
    Cano
    Posada
    Montero
    Grandy
    Gardner

  34. Tar February 26th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    “Now he’s average at best”

    I am thinking a healthy, rested, contract year Posada, is primed for a very good, above average season. Don’t understimate his value to the team.

  35. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    “posada’s been greatly underappreciated over his entire career, imo. both on and off the field.”

    This is true.

  36. timmyb72 February 26th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Posada’s contract is keeping Montero out of the lineup, I would much rather see Montero at DH.

  37. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I expect slightly above league avg numbers from Po at DH.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Just reading the Torre comments from last night and cannot help but have to add in.

    You have to be a total moron of a manager to burn out arms the way that jackass did. It’s no wonder that the Yankees were one and out so many times in his flippin’ tenure. He totally lucked out with the starting pitching he had in the years they won the world series. When his starting pitching was more tenuous, so were the results. His bullpen managing was horrendous and almost criminal, the way he killed arms out there! He ruined many relief pitcher careers. And he unceremoniously would move the dead arms to the end of the bench and ignore them when they were of no more use to him. He played favorites with his players, pitchers and position players, and he was vindictive. I will still count his vendictiveness toward Jeff Nelson as being the move that started the dominos rolling because once Nellie was off the team, they were totally unable to find a suitable replacement for him and that magic of Stanton and Nelson to Mo disappeared.

    It was only when Girardi became manager that the Yankees were able to begin righting the ship.

    We are all entitled to our opinions and my opinion is that he turned out to have more downside than upside. His tell-all book was the final nail for me. I do not have warm and fuzzy feelings when I think of him.

    By the way, when all the hubub about whether or not he would return as manager was going on, I actually wanted him back – until he decided to play king and held a press conference at his house and decried the fact that he might have to get the job done to earn his money. I guess all of the other stuff came together for me as some kind of retrospective after he left. It’s one of those things were you note little red flags going up but you’re still immersed enough not to see that there are nothing but red flags everywhere!

  39. Crawdaddy February 26th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    “I do not have warm and fuzzy feelings when I think of him.”

    I do, it’s time to put away grudges and embrace the great times those Torre managed teams brought us. Life is too short to keep hanging onto negativity.

  40. Ys Guy February 26th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    …another ‘dear joe’ letter i wont read…

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    “Prediction : we will lose this game to the Phillies 10-0 .”

    HEY DODO! THE SUX AREN’T PLAYING THE PHILLIES TODAY!!! WRONG FORUM LOSER. SOSH—->

    But I do agree with your assessment. When the Sux play the Phillies they likely will lose 10-0.

    :)

    No need to thank me.

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    “…another ‘dear joe’ letter i wont read…”

    And I’ll still sleep well tonight!

    ;)

    Craw – you might be able to have warm and fuzzy feelings about a guy who got the best gig in town when nobody else would hire him because he was a loser as a manager, and then kicked the same organization in the face with a nasty, mean-spirited, grudge book – the greatest irony being that he got rid of players who refused to keep dirty laundry inhouse. That’s your right. I don’t play both sides of the street. I can get past the crappy job he did with the bullpen but I can’t get past the way he sold out the team and organization that made him who he was, with that rotten rotten book.

    And now that he is going to be in with Selig? I dread what could happen to the Yankee organization behind the scenes.

  43. Rich in NJ February 26th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    According to this, the league average DH hit:

    .252/.332/.425.

    If so, Posada beat that by a lot if he can stay on the field.

    http://kingsofkauffman.com/201.....butler-dh/

  44. blake February 26th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Torre did run relievers into the ground espcially towards the end but to be fair he didn’t have a lot to work with out there and was expected to win every day…..it led to him only trusting certain guys and just using them whenever he could. Girardi has a different mindset…..he will take a chance only losing one game if it means keeping everyone fresh. Its just a different style and one that’s easier to manage now.because he has more quality arms to choose from..

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Tar, I’m pretty positive that DirecTV also has ST games. In fact I have to call them today to activate my package. I only use DTV during baseball season.

  46. blake February 26th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Posada can more.than earn his salary by being a leader, by being an above avg DH, and by mentoring Montero……he does those things and he’s worth 13 million.

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    blake, I disagree. He only had a certain number of arms to use because he only chose to use a certain number of arms! He let Paul Quantrill grow roots out there because he wasn’t one of the chosen and then when Quantrill complained about it, he put him in a game after not using him in forever and when Quantrill didn’t come through – because we all know what happens to relief pitchers who haven’t been used for 7 or 8 days the first time they come back in – he was pretty permanently jettisoned. It was his playing favorites that killed the rest of the pen and the team. He used Brian Bruney until Bruney couldn’t lift his arm anymore, and then he forget he was alive. He did the same thing to Randy Choate, Tanyon Sturtze, Scott Proctor, the list is endless. No wonder he didn’t have anyone to use! He killed them off one at a time.

  48. Crawdaddy February 26th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Trisha,

    It’s only baseball and those people I don’t know from Adam so I don’t spend much time analzying past bullpen management and books written by former managers.

  49. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    anyone here thinks Manny will have a very good yr hitting wise in tampa? it looks like his bat has slowed some, but i still think he is excellent hitter who capable hitting good pitches and spreading it around on the field. The power might not be there anymore.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    And if he hadn’t run Jeff Nelson out of town and insisted that Ramiro Mendoza turn into a starter when Mendoza did not want to start, he would have had the winning combination that finished off every team it faced. Mendoza to Stanton/Nelson to Mo. Instead he ruined Mendoza and then couldn’t ever find a suitable replacement for him. And he got rid of Nellie and couldn’t ever find a suitable replacement for him. And let Joba stand there and get midged to death while he sipped on his green tea.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    craw, well you’re a better man than I am, and I admit it. The smartest amongst us, I would say, don’t get so personally involved in the game.

  52. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I see tricia’s point … we don’t need to reach consensus on Torre. some ppl like him and some don’t. It’s all good.

  53. Cashmoney February 26th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Rich, if Po stays healthy he will beat that 752 OPS (surprised it’s that low). i am thinking about low 800 range with 270-280 avg.

  54. Fran the original February 26th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    New post
    :arrow:

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 26th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Thanks Cashmoney. I know people are divided on him. And you’re right. We don’t all have to think alike. It is all good.

    :)

    My final point goes back to something I said last night and it appears Mel agrees. You definitely can make perfect pasta in the microwave.

    Later y’all.

  56. Crawdaddy February 26th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    “craw, well you’re a better man than I am, and I admit it. The smartest amongst us, I would say, don’t get so personally involved in the game.”

    When you start getting to retirement age, you can’t afford to place too much importance on a kids game played by men. Don’t get me wrong, I love Yankee baseball passionately, but in the end, it doesn’t define me as it’s only entertainment.

  57. pat February 26th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Some of the most vocal “there was nothing wrong with writing the book” people here are many of the same people who didn’t like Cashman, the Steinbrenner’s or other Yankee Execs speaking publicly about Derek during negotiations and since then.

    Personality above principle?


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