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Rodriguez at DH for series finale

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 04, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix 3B

RHP David Phelps





30 Responses to “Rodriguez at DH for series finale”

  1. UnKnown July 4th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Smiley needs to go big fly today.

  2. Niblick July 4th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    How will Russell lose the game for us today? A golden sombrero? A key throw into center field? More butter fingers at the plate? Or will he call for 17 straight curve balls?

  3. Bret The Hitman July 4th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Where is Eduardo Nunez? Where are they hiding him? I demand to know.

  4. yankeefeminista July 4th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    *Eduardo Nunez (thumb) is on the Triple-A disabled list and has just started taking batting practice. “He hopes to play in a couple of weeks or so,” said Girardi.*

  5. Tyler July 4th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    A-Rod slugging .430…. pretty hard to believe.

  6. austinmac July 4th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I wonder what the Aardsma recent tests showed. Come on Joba. We need you.

  7. yankeefeminista July 4th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    .529 vs. lefties. It’s the .387 vs. righties that is troubling. But his SLG has increased every month, so there is at least that.

  8. I Am Winning July 4th, 2012 at 12:36 pm


    In his hay-day, he could slug that with his eyes closed.

  9. yankeefeminista July 4th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I wouldn’t at all mind attending a Trenton game two weeks from tonight and seeing Joba coming out of the pen.

  10. UnKnown July 4th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Funny how just recently it was a question where joba/ardsma would fit in to the pen. Now it looks like this team would definitely welcome their presence. A baseball teams dynamics are always changing throughout the course of 162:

  11. yankeefeminista July 4th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Reports: Suter, Parise sign with Minnesota
    Wednesday, 07.04.2012 / 12:29 PM

  12. yankeefeminista July 4th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    *that is two weeks from tomorrow re Trenton home game.

    Yep, the 162 game season is a grind…

  13. Rich in NJ July 4th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    “Of course OJ was guilty, but the prosecutors were morons. Chris Darden read his closing argument. Your average eighth grader could have done as well.”

    Yet Darden and Clark have gotten rich off being incompetent fools in that trial, and the network that used to be CNN has her on as an “expert” to comment on criminal cases. That should be an indictable offense.

  14. Yank 97 July 4th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Knicks, Suns are in the critical stages of discussions on a sign-and-trade deal that would pay Nash $27M-$30M over 3 years, sources tell Y!

    Yet as one source familiar w/NYK thinking told ESPN: “They don’t want to trade (Shumpert), but they will if they have to. They want Nash.”

  15. yankeefeminista July 4th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Rays lineup:

    Jennings lf
    Pena 1b
    Upton cf
    Keppinger 3b
    Zobrist rf
    Scott dh
    Lobaton c
    S-Rod 2b
    Johnson ss
    Price lhp

  16. krs July 4th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Read this great piece by Bob Klapisch when he writes about Arod. It’s really all you need to know about this team. Forget the Martin hate and relief pitcher merry-go-round. That’s all a side show.

  17. Rich in NJ July 4th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    If they trade Shumpert for a 38 year old, and of course they will because that is the type of stupidity that has prevented the Knicks from winning a championship since ’73, it would be very hard to root for them.

  18. luis July 4th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Happy 4th of July to all Americans!….A day that you all should be very proud…Hopefully you recapture the spirit of that wonderful day…Go USA!

  19. randy l. July 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    “Yet Darden and Clark have gotten rich off being incompetent fools in that trial, and the network that used to be CNN has her on as an “expert” to comment on criminal cases. That should be an indictable offense”

    it also did not help that mark fuhrman discovered what would have been key evidence. he denied he was a racist and then a tape was produced later where he used the n word about 50 times.

    furman is also a media “expert” now.

    there are times when there is not a good side and a bad side, but two bad sides.
    the simpson trial may have been one of those times.

  20. jacksquat July 4th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    It’s sad that a lineup with Jeff Keppinger batting cleanup could sweep us. I don’t care if he’s hitting over .300.

  21. LGY July 4th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Losing Shump Shump would be a gut punch b/c he is so likable and has a ton of upside but Steve Nash might be the only PG in the NBA that could make their ill-fitting Big 3 work.

  22. Rich in NJ July 4th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    They don’t have a Big 3.

  23. tucker July 4th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    The Klapich article nailed ARod’s decline, but there is plenty of other blame to spread in this lineup.

    Long term, if ARod’s decline continues at this rate, the team will need to consider eating his contract during the last couple of years. If ARod looks this way now, what will he look like in 2016 or 2017?

  24. ET July 4th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    They have to try and capitalize on their Amare-Melo-Chandler window. They desperately need a PG. Their offense is wayyy too stagnant/ Iso-iso-iso, no one knows what they are doing on the floor. They were actually a top 5-7 defense team last year, it is their offense that bogged down under Woodson.

    Sign a couple of wing defenders like Stevenson or Courtney Lee or something to make up for Shumpert.

  25. Niblick July 4th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Derek Jeter since May 4 (two months ago): .249/.305/.308

    Just awful, even for a 38 year old.

  26. Rich in NJ July 4th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    What window? To pretend to win a championship? They aren’t winning one with those three, imo. It has been 40 years of we have to make one more short-sighted moves to save our prior stupid moves.

    The way the Knicks are run makes Cashman look like Branch Rickey on steroids, but in a good way.

  27. austinmac July 4th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Rich and Randy,

    These so-called experts from a badly botched prosecution on TV and teaching in law schools is silly. One would have thought the LA DA would have wanted to present two good prosecutors for the well publicized case. Furman is a racist. Yet, he gets air time. What a world.

  28. jr1212 July 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Re: Nash and Knicks

    Is gonna hurt losing Shump if he is included. However you got to keep in mind that he tore his ACL and his return date will be in January. So even if his not included in trade hes goin to miss a big part of the season. Also you wont know how he will come back.
    Nash is still an amazing player, he had the Suns one game away from the playoffs, with that roster that was incredible. And like some said you can still add a perimeter defender

  29. tucker July 4th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Steve Nash has the ability to orchestrate different parts in the offense. Unlike Jeremy Lin, he does not need to take a large share of shots. He’s also more careful with the ball. He will make the offense better next year. The question is how long can he play? By the third year, he’d be rather old for amstarting PG.

  30. Rich in NJ July 4th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Would the Bulls trade Rose because of the uncertainty with the same injury? I’m not comparing him to Shumpert, but the underlying dynamic is the same. The injury should be a non-factor.

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