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A-Rod at DH as Yankees try for first

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Lineup on Jun 06, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Josh here. I’m in for Chad the next three nights.

Alex Rodriguez is at DH tonight. Other than that, it’s about the lineup you’d expect.

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Rodriguez DH
Cano 2B
Teixeira 1B
Ibanez LF
Swisher RF
Chavez 3B
Martin C

 
 

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64 Responses to “A-Rod at DH as Yankees try for first”

  1. Warning Track Power June 6th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Nova needs to take advantage of the weak hitting Rays line-up tonight.
    I hope Nova learned something from Pettitte last night.
    6-2 with the 5.60 ERA won’t last long in The Bronx.

  2. mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Since the Mariners selected a C for their 1st draft pick, it has been eerily quiet from the Montero Brigade.

  3. DONNYBROOK June 6th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Is there something to this A-Rod at DH again? Throw in being off last Thur and Mon, and I gotta wonder.

  4. Warning Track Power June 6th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    donny-
    the answer is simple.
    Chavez won’t start tomorrow because Price is starting for Rays
    ARod gets a DH today because tomorrow he will need to start at 3rd.

  5. blake June 6th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    “Since the Mariners selected a C for their 1st draft pick, it has been eerily quiet from the Montero Brigade.”

    They dont care if he catches …..never did.

  6. RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    LOL! Uh, the Yanks selected a SP for their 1st pick! What does that mean for Pineda or Campos? LOL!

    I hope you don’t wear out that shovel digging the hole you will be in. It is hard to bet against Jesus!

  7. mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    They dont care if he catches …..never did.
    =========================
    Good luck with a FT DH at age 22.

  8. mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Uh, the Yanks selected a SP for their 1st pick! What does that mean for Pineda or Campos? LOL!
    =====================
    Uh, it means you can never have enough pitching.

  9. Wave Your Hat June 6th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    “They dont care if he catches …..never did.”

    Right. That’s why the deal went down. Montero isn’t taking ABs from ARod and Jeter on the Mariners.

  10. blake June 6th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    “Good luck with a FT DH at age 22.”

    He will catch some…..but they wanted the bat. If he DHs and hits .300 with 30 homers every year mostly at DH then theyll be happy.

  11. ac1 June 6th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Is there something to this A-Rod at DH again? Throw in being off last Thur and Mon, and I gotta wonder.
    __________________

    More likely it is trying too hard to keep him healthy…
    Might as well let Chavez play while he is healthy too.
    I am surprised. A-Rod is getting DH duties multiple times a week and Jeter is generally playing everyday in the field. Shows they are way more worried about Alex than Jeter.

  12. mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    .300 with 30 homers every year mostly at DH then theyll be happy.
    ====================
    until the next generational hitter w/out a position comes along.

  13. RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    You can never have too many Catchers either. Ideally, Montero would be a BUC & FT DH. So maybe they are drafting a #1 Catcher.

  14. mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Montero would be a BUC & FT DH.
    =======================
    Who can’t hit rightys?
    make that platoon DH.
    BUC’s are not good hitters.

  15. mick June 6th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    You can never have too many Catchers either.
    =============================
    Yanks just drafted about 75% pitchers.

  16. UnKnown June 6th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Keep the ball down Nova and avoid the big crooked number inning.

    First place is at our fingertips.

  17. darbodla June 6th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What an idiot Randy Levine is.

    “The Yankees want to get rid of StubHub because it is not “fan friendly,” although $4 tickets seem much more fan friendly, to me, than $40 or $400 tickets do.”

    “Yankee Stadium attendance is down 3.6 percent so far this year — greater than the 3 percent drop last season — and the team is blaming StubHub for its gate woes.”

    “We believe there are serious issues with the StubHub relationship,” team president Randy Levine told The Post yesterday. “We are actively reviewing more fan-friendly alternatives for next year.”

    The Yanks and other teams claim tickets are priced too low on StubHub. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard a fan complain about ticket prices being “too low.” – h/t NYDN

  18. blake June 6th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    DH is a position…..

  19. LGY June 6th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    DONNYBROOK says: June 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm – RICH -Reducing payroll, and “significantly” reducing payroll are not even close to the same thing

    —–

    We already know how much the Yankees have to reduce payroll so why do you need Hal to tell you it’s “significant” (hint: $20-30M is significant)

  20. mick June 6th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    DH is designed for ex NLers who cannot play the field or for Edgar Martinez.

  21. LGY June 6th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    One other thing to keep on mind with the 189 number is lux tax is calculated at the end of the season.

    If the Yankees want to have any money at the trade deadline they need to budget that into the OD payroll.

  22. Wave Your Hat June 6th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I’m waiting for the revenue sharing analysis because in the salary range of $220M the new CBA isn’t significantly impacting the status quo without it.

  23. Warning Track Power June 6th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Once Garnder returns to the line-up, Arod won’t have as many of these DH-days.
    Instead they will be off-days for him and some others.
    Girardi is taking advantage of the current roster by allowing ARod as many DH-days
    as possible, while allowing Chavez to play 3rd base(which he does so well).

  24. Wave Your Hat June 6th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    “What an idiot Randy Levine is.”

    That’s because you don’t speak Levine. To Levine, $9 Miller Lites are fan friendly.

  25. mick June 6th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    To Levine, $9 Miller Lites are fan friendly.
    ==========================
    They allow water bottles into the Stadium.
    Why not 6 packs?
    That would be fan friendlier.

  26. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Yanks are grabbing late round left handed pitchers.

  27. RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Hello GB! I guess the Yanks are looking for diamonds in the rough. Any word on Yanks trying to trade Turley?

  28. blake June 6th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I think drafting as many people that throw left handed as possible late in the draft as possible is a solid idea.

  29. mick June 6th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    8 of the 1st 10 pitchers they drafted were rightys.
    1/2 of the next 10 have been leftys.

  30. bruceb June 6th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    “We believe there are serious issues with the StubHub relationship,” team president Randy Levine told The Post yesterday. “We are actively reviewing more fan-friendly alternatives for next year.”

    Ain’t nothing more fan-friendly than $1 tickets on StubHub. Shame they can’t sell burgers and beers at a reduced rate on there too. Levine just doesn’t like the fact that another outlet is undercutting the Yankees and their inflated pricing structure.

  31. mick June 6th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    How many leftys do the Yanks face?
    Arod’s rest days will be against rightys if most of them haven’t been already.
    If he had to, Nix could play 3rd, against a lefty.

  32. blake June 6th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    StubHub is just keeping prices in line witj the budget

  33. mick June 6th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Levine just doesn’t like the fact that another outlet is undercutting the Yankees and their inflated pricing structure.
    =============
    Those seats were already sold by the Yankees, hence the secondary market.
    Is this the definition of greed?

  34. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    That’s hysterical.

    A multi-millionaire (Levine) deciding what’s a fair ticket price for the masses.

    Too funny.

    :)

  35. mick June 6th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    That’s hysterical.
    ==============
    Speaking of Hysteria…
    There is a new movie out by that name.
    It is a comedy about the invention of the vibrator.
    True story.

  36. bruceb June 6th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    blake June 6th, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    StubHub is just keeping prices in line witj the budget

    I didn’t actually realize that. I thought StubHub sold the seats the Yankees couldn’t sell? If that’s the case then Levine’s comments are even more scandalous as the Yankees are getting paid for the same seat twice.

  37. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Hello GB! I guess the Yanks are looking for diamonds in the rough. Any word on Yanks trying to trade Turley?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Afternoon, Ray. Just a gues, but, I think the Turley rumor was BS. They need hard throwing lefties, and, it’s possible that NYYs got a 50th round steal with Turley. Still looking for a Pettitte or Posada type from the 222 or 24th rounds or a Mattingly from the 19th. Remember when the Dodgers drafted Mattingly’s son Preston in the first round? Nobody ever screamed about stupid choices then. Lots of sons, nephews and grandsons in the draft this year. Carl Yaz’ grandson, Cal Ripkin’s kid, Steve Garvey’s kid. Remember Yankee catcher and outfielder Scott bradley? His kid was taken.

  38. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Astronomical events are in vogue.

    Yesterday Venus transited the Sun.

    Tonight we get to see a SuperNova.

    Wow.

    :)

  39. RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    The later rounds are always intriguing! A lot of injured, raw talent types & projectables pan out to be much better than the polished first few round guys.

    I didn’t know about the gene pool kids! That is kind of neat!

  40. RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    MTU June 6th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    And tomorrow we get to CC what happens!

  41. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    MLB?@MLB

    Mariano Rivera has set June 12 as the date for his surgery, reports @BryanHoch. The iconic closer says blood clot cleared up last week.

  42. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    The later rounds are always intriguing! A lot of injured, raw talent types & projectables pan out to be much better than the polished first few round guys.

    I didn’t know about the gene pool kids! That is kind of neat!

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Cards Manager, Mike Matheny’s kid was drafted by the Cards after Matheny asked them not to draft him, because it would put too much pressure on the kid.

  43. Bronx Jeers June 6th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Levine is crying because many fans (like myself) have cancelled their season ticket subscription and have jumped on the stubhub bandwagon. I get much better seats at the same price and I’m not forced to buy tickets I can’t use.

    I’m sure the Yanks want to sever their relationship with stubhub but I really don’t think stubhub will impose a price floor.

  44. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Take out AJ Burnett’s May 2 12 run/2,2 IP start in St. Louis and in 8 other starts he’s 5-1, 1.89

  45. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 6th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Whatever (if at all) money a team loses in reducing ticket prices would be more than made up by the food, tee shirts etc bought by the people who attend the game. I can’t remember a game that’s been televised this year at any stadium where there weren’t rows and sections of empty seats that were shown. MLB doesn’t get it. They think they can charge NFL/NBA ticket prices for baseball games. The golden days of corporations buying most of the tickets are over. It’s time for ownership to realize that and reduce, not raise ticket prices.

  46. Giuseppe Franco June 6th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Gee, I wonder why Joeman hasn’t returned in recent weeks to remind us how right he was about Pettitte not likely to contribute much to the Yanks after his long layoff.

  47. Warning Track Power June 6th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Take out AJ Burnett’s May 2 12 run/2,2 IP start in St. Louis and in 8 other starts he’s 5-1, 1.89
    ————————————————————————————————————-
    I am not surprised. Good for A.J. He should do well in the weaker hitting N.L.

  48. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    STATS LLC?@STATS_MLB

    The #Yankees are 5-0 when Ivan Nova starts vs. the #Rays. Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce and B.J. Upton are a combined 5 for 36 against the RHP.

    Yanks might have another patsy pitching against them. Jamie Moyer just signed with Baltimore.

  49. blake June 6th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    The Yankees are mad that fans have budgets?

  50. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    No Blake.

    They’re mad that they don’t make even more money.

    ;)

  51. Warning Track Power June 6th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Jamie Moyer just signed with Baltimore.
    —————————————————————————————————————

    It’s official. The O’s season will go down in the dumps soon enough!

  52. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    And the Draft is complete.

  53. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    GB-

    How’d we do ?

  54. RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I remember HS Coaches & American Legion coaches talking about the parents of the kids as a basis for playing one guy over the other or even drafting them too. Gene’s do make a difference in a lot of cases.

  55. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    complete 40 round picks. some with video.

    By the way…if anyone has family that took part in the D-Day invasion 68 years ago, send them my best wishes and thanks for a job well done.

  56. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    MTU, from what I’ve read, NYY did pretty well on some of the picks from the first 10 rounds, considering where they pick.

  57. blake June 6th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    “Gene’s do make a difference in a lot of cases.”

    Yea…..I prefer Wranglers

  58. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks GB.

    I’ve been busy and really haven’t been able to follow it closely.

  59. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    RayVT June 6th, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I remember HS Coaches & American Legion coaches talking about the parents of the kids as a basis for playing one guy over the other or even drafting them too. Gene’s do make a difference in a lot of cases

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Ray, not a lot of difference in the little league and city leagues with parents chosing their own kids and in the pros. Only the size of the celibration…pizza and ice cream for the kids and steak and caviar for the new pros. Where the nepotism really shows up is in the football and basketball coaching ranks.

  60. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Blake-

    “I prefer Wranglers”

    I’m expectin’ you to say that you that you like Tony Lama’s next.

    :)

  61. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    If given the choice, I’d take Wrangler Jane over Gene Autry, too.

  62. MTU June 6th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    New thread —->

  63. mick June 6th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    20 of 35 picks were pitchers.
    Can’t have enough…

  64. GreenBeret7 June 6th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Marc Carig just ain’t right.

    Marc Carig?@MarcCarig

    Can’t wait to read @McCuloughSL’s lengthy Wang-Dickey matchup preview.


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