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Nuno, not Warren, starting vs. Army

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 30, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP Vidal Nuno

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22 Responses to “Nuno, not Warren, starting vs. Army”

  1. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Opening day lineup? (sans Stewart) or will General Joe hold true to form and do his matchups?

  2. mick March 30th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    seems a little extreme…3 straight leftys…and overbay?

  3. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    tucker March 30th, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    As per the earlier question on who replaces Granderson in 2014, maybe they will go with this year’s outfield that will start the season. Gardner in CF, Ichiro in RF and Vernon Wells in LF. All will be under contract next year. This depends on health, of course. Ichiro is durable, but Gardner must prove he can play a full season. Let’s hope Wells injury last year is not a sign of things to come as he reaches his mid-30s.

    As per Adams, I was among those who criticized the move and will give the FO credit for getting him back. I thought it was an unnecessary risk. Thought one of the relievers would go first. Obviously we never will know what type of behind-the-scenes negotiations took place. Adams may have felt some sense of loyalty or had a handshake agreement with the org. But from his perspective, would you not want to choose the shortest path to the bigs? I think the motivation to get to the bigs would trump any loyalty to any particular organization. In the end, perhaps other teams viewed him as a defensive liability given his ankle injury or a 2b playing a corner infield position because of his lack of mobility … I like his bat a lot — sort of reminds me of Michael Young the way he hits oppo. Of course, that is a generous comparison …

    So, credit to Cashman and the FO. Thought it was an unnecessary risk, but it worked out in the end.

  4. mick March 30th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    …and Hafner?

    not happnin’

    gardy
    nix
    cano
    youk
    wells
    francisco dh
    ichiro
    nunez
    stewart

  5. JD March 30th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    nah they’re facing lefty Lester. No way anyone stacks 3 lefties.
    .

  6. jacksquat March 30th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Opening day is against a LHP so this is likely not it.

  7. Jerkface March 30th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I think the top 3 is gonna stay the same on opening day. Girardi is just going to shuffle out the platoon guys.

  8. JD March 30th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    No way that’s in the binder.

  9. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Watching the Jays vs. the Phillies right now on the MLB Channel. The top of that Toronto lineup looks formidable.

  10. UnKnown March 30th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Yeah Nix will be at 3rd and Youk at 1st.

    Gardy
    Nunez
    Cano
    Youk
    Wells
    Francisco
    Ichiro
    Nix
    Stew

  11. Bronx Jeers March 30th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Opening day is against a LHP so this is likely not it.

    ————

    Who’s the DH? Francisco or Cervelli? :smile:

  12. jmv March 30th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I think the 3 lefties stay the same, too. Ichiro and Gardner don’t show splits vs LHP, anyway

  13. jmv March 30th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Overbay could be out (Nix + Youk), he does show splits

  14. Jerkface March 30th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Nunez isnt going to hit 2nd over Ichiro

  15. UnKnown March 30th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Nunez would hit 2nd over Nix though probably.

  16. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Didn’t Girardi say or hint yesterday he was comfortable with those 3 lefties at the top of the lineup?

    Doubt they start Nix at third on opening day. Think he will play most often at 3rd and occasionally spell Overbay until Tex returns. For opening day, Overbay and Youk are in the lineup — two guys looking to inflict damage on their former team.

  17. UnKnown March 30th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    What I would do is hit the 3 lefties 1,2,3, even against Lefties. But I was just thinking that Joe might not, which I why if he throws in a Righty I think it would be Nunez.

  18. mick March 30th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    nix will work the count and gardy will run free.
    nunuez will protect ichiro at 7 & 8.

  19. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Youk will mostly play at third, that is.

  20. mick March 30th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    eboland11 profile

    eboland11 Everyone seated? Travis Hafner scratched from today’s game with what the Yankees describe as “stiffness.” more details to come, obviously

  21. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Musty sure would have looked good batting second and starting st third. Hope he scorches the ball at AAA to begin the season then forces the team’s hand. Five outfielders seems like overkill anyway.

  22. Jerkface March 30th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Nix is not batting second, he isn’t good.

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