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Dickerson on postseason roster

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi said he’s not ready to announce a full roster for the division series, but Chris Dickerson found out just a few minutes ago that he will be on the active roster.

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98 Responses to “Dickerson on postseason roster”

  1. mick September 29th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    as predicted here many times…

  2. mick September 29th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    o shauhnessy moping with Mike right now…

  3. UnKnown September 29th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Hey good ole punk Shaughessy on Francessa.

    This should be good.

  4. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    the team plans to use Jorge Posada as it’s designated hitter throughout this series.
    —————

    Ouch..It’s obviously sentimental reasons in them thinking they owe it to him and not based on merit. Him against Verlander is a very bad matchup. I hope Girardi is willing to make changes if he doesn’t look good.

  5. mick September 29th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    now it’s down to Ayala, Noesi or Valdez

  6. jpb173 September 29th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    mick September 29th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    now it’s down to Ayala, Noesi or Valdez

    =========================================

    Aaron Laughie should make the playoff roster before Valdes.

  7. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    They can’t let Cabrera beat them….

    Buster_ESPN
    Miguel Cabrera against CC Sabathia in his career: 9-for-16, two homers. Victor Martinez vs. Sabathia: 6-for-25, two homers.

  8. pat September 29th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Shaughnessy says Tito is the fall guy but he also said last night during the rain delay that Sox were fine so take what he says with a grain of salt.

  9. 86w183 September 29th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Noesi is the best insurance for a short start from Nova (unlikely) or Freddie (50/50?)

    Ayala earned a week off with his horrific performance last night. He’s had a good year, but he never pitched high leverage innnings.

  10. LGY September 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    The Tigers only lefty threat is Alex Avila.

    No real use for a 2nd LOOGY.

  11. blake September 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Very short sided to ignore Montero’s bat in this series…..especially at YS. I just don’t like that decision at all……it is what it is though and I hope Jorge kills the ball.

    Good call on taking Dickerson.

  12. Giuseppe Franco September 29th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Ayala wouldn’t be pitching high leverage situations in the postseason anyways.

  13. SoS September 29th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Talking about weird things. The sox were 77-0 when leading after the 8th inning this year.
    Beckett blows the game after Ellsbury runs down a ball to deep center where he proceeds to
    drop it. Papplebon blows the game where Crawford looks to have made a great sliding catch
    but coughs it up in the process. Explanation??

    THE CURSE OF TEX!!

  14. PhiltheThrill September 29th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Montero should be the DH. He won’t be overmatched.

  15. Ys Guy September 29th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    oshaughnessy called lackey a pariah!

  16. blake September 29th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Yea Id probably take Colon or Noesi over Ayala.

  17. HipHipHorHay September 29th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    What about V-Mart?

  18. blake September 29th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    The Yanks missed an opportunity with Montero……they didn’t get him up quick enough for him to prove to them he was their best DH every day.

  19. m September 29th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Tito is to blame for September, but Theo has not done his job.

    I’m sorry, but the Sox system is not equipped to deal with the inevitable injuries and ineffectiveness.

    If you lose Dice & Buccholz before the trade deadline, your only move can’t be Bedard. You can’t rely on Andrew Miller as a starter when he’s a washup at his age.

    Drew is a wuss. I hinted that he wasn’t ready. Yet he came in and had a great series. Why couldn’t he suck it up and play through pain? Why did he have to whine about being activated in the first place.

    Interesting that Crawford was accountable while Agone wasn’t. Makes me think more of cc and less of Gonzalez.

    Dude is a dummy. How many times were the Padres on espn in all his time there?

  20. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Dan O with good stuff. Boy, Lackey is persona non grata there…..at least AJ is well-liked (not that it matters). That guy is hated and he’s awful.

    Montero is going to be reduced to a PH? I’m fine with Jorge, but I don’t know why Montero will even be on the roster as that’s kind of a waste.

    Glad to hear about Alex – I would love for him to have a monster post season

  21. Ys Guy September 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    when a guy comes up and does poorly we say he was rushed.
    when a guy comes up and does well, we say they should have brought him up earlier.

    i think they brought him up at the right time.

  22. blake September 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Buster says that the Sox will pursue exit strategies with John Lackey…….good luck with that…..

  23. Yank 97 September 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I was so worried when it was 1st and 3rd no outs yesterday in the 12th.

  24. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    So now Montero will not start at all against Detroit? What was the point of even bringing him up? Saying they will give him every chance to have an impact in the post season is pure bunk. WHat is the point of putting him on the roster at all now? he doesn’t have a position to play

  25. CountryClub September 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    DavidWaldstein David Waldstein
    Raul Valdes is not on ALDS roster. Will go throw in Tampa and could be used in ALCS if it’s Yanks-Rangers.

  26. m September 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I never thought that Montero would get much time in the postseason. It’s not how the Yankees operate.

    This is Jorge’s last hurrah. We might see some magical moments. Or strike 3 looking. I kid, I kid!

  27. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Noesi hasn’t proven much as a starter at all – AJ is the long man. I don’t think Noesi is going to make it……he’s redundant.

  28. LGY September 29th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    V Mart has been pretty much even vs RHP and LHP in his career. The only real logic to bringing in a LOOGY to face him would be to turn him to the bigger side of the ballpark at YS.

    But IMO that’s over-thinking the situation. Just use the better pitcher against a quality hitter like Martinez.

  29. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    It was obvious that Montero wasn’t going to be the starting DH once Girardi started his bs about him “really struggling against righties”. I don’t know where that crap came from but the Yanks are making a really big mistake in not using a gigantic weapon.

  30. champ809 September 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Girardi is already doing his best to put his team in the position to have to overcome his inability to manage with a pair of balls.

    Absolutely insane to announce that Posada is the regular DH throughouht this series. I love Jorge but he’s helpless against Verlander and should be a pinchhitter for the 1st game.

    Any game that Verlander pitches Montero should be your DH. Who really believes that Po @ 41 has the bat speed to handle 98-101?

  31. m September 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Drew hinted he wasn’t ready. Not me. :P

  32. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    M, why blame Tito? The players are to blame…………then the GM for not providing sufficient depth.

  33. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Just weeks ago, Jorge was basically benched…….it does seem a sentimental decision based on a big hit a week or so ago. Granted, I don’t know that I would want Montero playing every day either.

  34. hardwired7 September 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Lackey gets what he deserves. He just doesn’t seem like a very good human being.

    Leaving a stricken woman to fend for herself at her hour of need is contemptible.

  35. Ys Guy September 29th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    its going to be a long postseason and things change in a hearbeat. jorge starts tomorrow and despite what they say, they will revisit that every game. as with everything else they say they intend to do. be patient, if they are going to go to the WS, jesus will get his chance.

    it takes all 25!

  36. LGY September 29th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Who would you rather have on the roster than Montero? Greg Golson?

    The Yankees think Po is a better option vs RHP while Montero is the better choice vs LHP. He will be used as a pinch hitter, emergency catcher, and might get a start if Posada looks bad in the first couple games.

    If the Yankees drew Texas he would have started almost every game. But the cards didn’t fall that way.

  37. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    This is not a Joe only decision – Cashman has plenty of input, believe me.

  38. LockDown September 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    What’s the deal with Lackey? What did he do now?

  39. Giuseppe Franco September 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    The Red Sox haven’t won a playoff game in 3 years. Somebody is going to take the fall.

    The only question is if it’s going to be Francona or Boy Genius.

  40. 86w183 September 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    There’s no reason to carry more than 10 pitchers, though they probably will.

    Frankly if AJ isn’t going to start I’d leave him off the roster and carry Noesi who has had success as a long man, something AJ has never done.

    I’m fine with Jorge as DH against Fister, but would like a younger, quicker bat against Verlander. Jorge will have to start his swing while Verland is still getting the sign in order to get around on his heat

  41. tk September 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    “Very short sided to ignore Montero?s bat in this series?..especially at YS. I just don?t like that decision at all??it is what it is though and I hope Jorge kills the ball.”

    Yeah, not at all unexpected, but very disappointing nonetheless. Not only are they reducing their ability to win now, but they’re also robbing Montero of valuable postseason experience for the future. Throughout his career, including his recent callup, he has demonstrated the tools necessary to be at the center of the Yankee lineup for years to come, yet he’s going to be on the bench for a player whose role was gradually reduced throughout the year. It seems like Girardi is relying too much on experience and/or platoon matchups. Watching Montero it is very obvious that stuff matters very little. Like you say though, hopefully Posada will make this look like a smart decision, but if not hopefully Joe will be willing to change course before many of these scarce games are gone.

  42. Ys Guy September 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    i hate lackey but nobody knows what happened between him and his wife and therefore shouldnt comment about it. maybe she found someone else to help her though her illness. maybe shes better and threw him out, you dont know.

    now as a baseball player he is a total jerk who shows up his team and cant stand up to the heat when he fails, which is pretty much all the time.

  43. m September 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Betsy,

    A week ago, I said that Tito was not to blame.

    But now that it’s complete, he’s partially culpable imo. Even the worst teams in baseball win a 1/3 of their games, something the Sox could not do in September.

    First of all, he’s handled Crawford wrong all season long. Then this series he tries him in the 2 spot, cc goes 0-for-5, boom, down to the bottom third.

    Second, he kept trotting out Wakefield who was clearly cooked. Granted they didn’t have anyone else really (finger pointing towards Theo).

    I think the Sox were wound tight, and he wasn’t able to stop the slide. I know I’m being harsh, but they were truly awful. They had extra bodies in September so injuries weren’t an issue. Yes, they were missing Clay, Youk, and Dice. But they only had to win one more game this week, and they couldn’t do it.

  44. NYYROC September 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Seems to me that Dickerson is nothing more than a late inning defensive replacement for Swisher. I’d rather keep an extra pitcher or catcher.

  45. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    If they want Posada to play against Fister and Scherzer fine. But he will have no chance to catch up to Verlander’s fastball. He will look like how he did last night against Farnsworth. He hasn’t been an everyday player for over a month now and has gotten very few at bats recently now all of a sudden he will be the DH? It really makes no sense.

  46. mick September 29th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Noesi should make it.
    They could have used him and didn’t last night.
    Romine is gone.

  47. 86w183 September 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Golson ran himself off the roster last night. It’s supposed to be his best skill and he makes a little league mistake like that?

  48. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    blake September 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Buster says that the Sox will pursue exit strategies with John Lackey…….good luck with that…..

    —————————-

    We’re stick with AJ thank you very much.

  49. CountryClub September 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    This is not a Joe only decision – Cashman has plenty of input, believe me.

    ——–

    So do the other baseball people that Cash and Girardi trust. They make most of these decisions as a team.

  50. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    GF – it will be Tito, bank on it. Theo may hold on, depends on his political skills. But, not having organizational depth and poor FA signings make him a target. I wouldn’t be surprised if both he and Tito are let go.

  51. hardwired7 September 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    What did he do now?

    —————

    Lackey’s wife had a double mastectomy. The cancer then came back stronger than ever, forcing her into another round of chemo.

    How does Lackey respond?

    He serves her divorce papers.

  52. upstate kate September 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    The way I see it, Montero wasn’t brought up sooner b/c he would have displaced Po, not Cervelli. I seriously doubt the Yankees in general, and Girardi in particular, think Montero can’t hit against righties. I think this is all about giving a veteran in his last post season a chance to contribute. Po does have post season experience. And if Po struggles, Girardi will use someone else. It is all part about managing the club house.

  53. mick September 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    its been announced cc-nova-freddy-cc

    aj to the pen after last nights audition?

  54. 86w183 September 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Noesi threw 59 pitches on Monday. He was NOT available last night.

  55. m September 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Scutaro stopped between 2nd & 3rd because he thought the crowd cheers meant the ball was caught. lol. They were cheering at the Yankees score.

  56. AeroFANatic September 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Posada, lifetime verses Verlander:

    .333 .462 .476 .938

    21 AB’s.

  57. Melk Man September 29th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Neither Posada or Montero is a good matchup in this series, honestly.

    Posada’s diminished bat-speed will be a big detriment against Verlander and Scherzer’s fireballs.

    Montero will get busted inside by the 3 righties and all 3 of them have good quality off-speed stuff that will give Montero trouble.

    Each of the pitchers have the weapons to get both of those guys out. Tex/Swisher/Jeter/ARod are also pretty bad matchups against them as well.

    Cano and Grandy have to have huge series… 2 lefties with plus bat speed will be huge against this kind of pitching.

  58. PhiltheThrill September 29th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Cashman would bat Montero at DH. But they leave that up to Joe and Joe has his silly standards where Montero is concerned.

  59. CountryClub September 29th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    jacobscourant Jeff Jacobs
    Girardi to Sox fans: “We did everything we could to win. Robinson, Soriano & Mo, I wasn’t going to pitch they may go multiple inng’s first 2 days.”

  60. blake September 29th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Montero should have been the primary DH on August 1. The stuff about him not hitting righties is hogwash……his At bats look fine against them and he’s seen some really good one. He went through a mini slump when he was being fed a bunch of junk……but since then he’s hit the ball hard consistently against both RHP and LHP…..all 4 of his homers are off RHP and YS is perfect for his swing. Disappointed

  61. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    m – I don’t think management will scutinize each and every move Tito/a manager makes. However, for that money, they expect results. As long as they win, and progress into the playoffs, they wouldn’t care if the manager made the players wear makeup and fake mustaches.

    What Lucchino and company do know is that the team with the second highest payroll and a 9-game lead with a month to go lost it, when only one more win over the course of a month-long decline would have them still playing and generating dollars.

  62. m September 29th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Can we let go of the “Girardi hates Montero” narrative? He’s been up here all of 1 month. Montero is the future and we will see plenty of the kid.

  63. hardwired7 September 29th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    “and therefore shouldnt comment about it”

    It’s OK for you to go off on your incessant anti-Chad rants, but everyone else should temper their comments???

    How about you eff off?

  64. Kelvin September 29th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I read the lackey divorce letter. I would never leave a woman in the condition she’s in. If it wasn’t working out I’d try anything including counseling to save marriage and keep her happy she doesn’t need any other issues to deal with.

  65. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I’m not going to kill Joe, but then it seems that people only want to see Montero play all the time regardless of the situation. It has to be Montero or it’s a poor decision. I can’t and don’t think that way and I also think they called him up at the right time. I have no issues with them not bringing the kid up sooner.

  66. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Girardi doesn’t owe the Sox fans any explanation. Some loser fan called Francesca to complain, but my guess is that most Sox fans blame their own team and don’t have any issues with the Yankees

  67. CB September 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    The Tigers have a power staff.

    Responding to that requires bat speed.

    Not playing Montero at DH is extremely poor judgement.

    There are three position players on the yankees who are best positioned to develop offense against the Tigers staff – Cano, Gardnerson, and Montero. Taking one of them out of the line up is poor decision making.

    They are about to replay a similar mistake to the one they made years ago when Girardi continued to play despite Posada being the far better player.

    This fixation on platoon splits is nonsensical.

  68. CountryClub September 29th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Mike_Vorkunov Mike Vorkunov
    Girardi said that he intends to use Jorge Posada as the DH with four righthanded starters in line for the #Tigers. #nyy #yankees

    jacobscourant Jeff Jacobs
    CC got back early from Tampa. Watched Wed. games at home with son: “Cool night .. that’s what Sept. is about and what baseball is about.”

  69. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Posada, lifetime verses Verlander:
    ——————

    That’s nice but how many of those at bats are of him at age 40?

  70. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    The Yankees think Po is a better option vs RHP while Montero is the better choice vs LHP

    ————————————————–

    I’ve never heard of a top 10 prospect who bats righty and gets called up and platoons and only hits against lefties. The other way around yes but not this

  71. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    So what’s your point, Country Club? My point is that Joe is not making these decisions by himself……but hey, he was ripped apart last night, so why not continue the theme?

  72. m September 29th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Joe,

    A beat writer was on my local radio yesterday. Apparently he said if they complete the collapse, they are both gone.

    Baseball is a business, and the Sox are in the business of winning. Personally, I hope they both stay. Right now, they’re both the face of failure imo and Theo is way behind the learning curve.

    I’ve no doubt that Tito will be fine. If his option is not picked up, he’ll find a job in 15 minutes.

  73. Eroc September 29th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    m,

    Agree. Not to mention, the narrative all season has been that Girardi hates Posada and is sticking it to him for “taking his job in 99″.

    Can’t have it both ways. It’s not like Posada is one of Girardi’s guys either. Chavez hasn’t done anything lately either – .580 OPS in September.

    Kind of who draws the shortest straw deal.

  74. bruceb September 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    You’re not seriously telling me that Dickerson will be on the roster ahead of Montero? He has absolutely nothing to contribute whereas Montero has plenty.

  75. 108 stitches September 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    If Francona takes the fall then the next manager will have to be an absolute “yes man”. That’s the modus operandi John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino are about.

  76. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    M, agreed………it’s as if Joe is sitting Alex in his prime. Montero is not Mickey Mantle…………

  77. Giuseppe Franco September 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    # Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    GF – it will be Tito, bank on it. Theo may hold on, depends on his political skills. But, not having organizational depth and poor FA signings make him a target. I wouldn’t be surprised if both he and Tito are let go.

    ———

    You are probably right. Tito is most likely to go but Theo could jump ship as well. Perhaps the North side of Chicago will be his next destination.

    I hate everything about the RS and everything they stand for but Tito might be the only member of that organization that I respect. I guess he’s just never given me any legitimate reasons to hate him outside of the laundry.

  78. LockDown September 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    upstate kate September 29th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    The way I see it, Montero wasn’t brought up sooner b/c he would have displaced Po, not Cervelli. I seriously doubt the Yankees in general, and Girardi in particular, think Montero can’t hit against righties. I think this is all about giving a veteran in his last post season a chance to contribute.

    —-

    Agreed with everything you said.

    Also, I think this idea Montero can’t hit righties is about getting Posada ABs.

    It is what it is. Next year Montero will be allowed to show what he can do.

    Is Montero on the PS roster?

  79. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Teams will be lining up for Tito’s services if he is let go……….it would be foolish to do so, but I guess heads have to roll

  80. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    but then it seems that people only want to see Montero play all the time regardless of the situation.

    ——————————————————————–

    He has only started 66 percent of games this year.

  81. ET September 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    CB

    Couldn’t agree more. That is why I far preferred Texas to Detroit. Overall, they are the worst matchup we could have drawn (yes, even worse than the vaunted Red Sox).

    In a series like this, having guys with plus plus bad speed is imperative. We only have 3 such guys on the roster anyway, so all 3 should be playing. Posada has no shot against this kind of pitching.

  82. mick September 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    So it’s Noesi over Ayala?

  83. 86w183 September 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I think Lackey went to the Newt Gingrich school of spousal support

  84. LGY September 29th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Triple

    I don’t agree with the decision. Just saying what they are doing…

  85. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Triple, the point is that all some people care about is Montero starting………they just want to see Montero play and if he does, then all is good. If he doesn’t, then all is wrong with the world.

  86. mick September 29th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    NEXT—>>>NO 2nd LEFTY

  87. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Next year Montero will be allowed to show what he can do.

    —————————————————

    So next year his fake platoon splits with disappear? And in April if they start playing him everyday what will Joe’s reasons being for last year when he “couldn’t” hit righties. What will have changed from Sept to April?

  88. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Girardi should of said for game 1 my DH is Posada. Naming him as your everyday DH makes absolutely no sense. Posada was benched for a reason and one hit on a fastball right down the middle shouldn’t change anything. Girardi is doing the Tigers a favor by leaving Montero on the bench and DHing Posada.

  89. AeroFANatic September 29th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Oh I agree Capt Clutch, just pointing out what Girardi…a self admitted stats freak…is looking at.

    If Posada looks lost at the plate and cant catch up, I would think then the Montero chants will get louder.

  90. PhiltheThrill September 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    CB has it right.

  91. Giuseppe Franco September 29th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Um, Montero is the better hitter right now. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that.

    Posada will have a tough time trying to hit an upper 90s fastball.

  92. champ809 September 29th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Cashman has input on the roster decisions and such but the final decision as to the roster make up is Girardi’s. There is no way Randy Levine etal are making roster decisions

  93. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Betsy,

    Yes we do want to see Montero play as much as possible. He is a future all start in the making. IMO they are putting an inferior team on the field. Did the Marlins treat Miggy like this when they called him up in 2003?

  94. Betsy September 29th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Triple, sorry, Montero has had a few weeks up here – who cares how the Marlins treated Miggy? Why should I believe Montero makes this team SO much better?

  95. Barry September 29th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Who is Montero…a guy without history. Girardi was a championship calaibre player, and is a championship calibre manager. Every move may not work out, but his insight is a little bit better than bolggers. Or, for that matter, Cashman. Or, any other non-athlete.

  96. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Girardi was a championship calaibre player

    —————————————————

    If you mean he was on a championship team I agree

  97. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    In 2003 Cabrera hit 230 against righties and he played throughout the playoffs. Guess his “issues” against righties weren’t enough to keep him from the lineup

  98. Villa Nova-Ya September 29th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    The 2003 Marlins were a team in much flux. They could afford to run with a young rookie like Cabrera. By the time the playoffs rolled around, he had already played in 87 games.

    The Marlins had a need for Cabrera at the ML level that the Yankees really did not have for Montero this season.

    Plus, I’d say the pressure on a position player on the Florida Marlins in 2003 is a lot less than for a developing catcher/DH on the NY Yankees in 2011.

    You really can’t compare the situations of the two teams.

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