As the roster stands right now, there’s not a single player who I’m legitimately confident will be on the Yankees bench this season. Not one player who I’d be stunned to see them crossed off the list as an Opening Day reserve.
At this time last year, we could be reasonably confident that Andruw Jones, Eduardo Nunez and Francisco Cervelli were going to make up three-fourths of the bench. When Cervelli was bumped, it was a legitimately stunning, didn’t-see-that-coming situation.
This year? No such player. Not one.
Here’s the list: David Adams, Russ Canzler, Francisco Cervelli, Matt Diaz, Corban Joseph, Melky Mesa, Ronnier Mustelier, Jayson Nix, Eduardo Nunez, Austin Romine, Chris Stewart, Gil Velazquez, Bobby Wilson
Is there anyone from that list who you’d be stunned — hard to imagine a scenario in which it would happen — to see him not making the Yankees bench on Opening Day?
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