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Yankees lineup

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

1. Gardner CF
2. Cano 2B
3. Teixeira 1B
4. Hafner DH
5. Wells LF
6. Overbay RF
7. Youkilis 3B
8. Nix SS
9. Stewart C
Sabathia P

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58 Responses to “Yankees lineup”

  1. ac1 June 5th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Only issue with the lineup is that Ichiro is finally starting to hit. Ride the hot hand! Wells has been beyond awful lately.

  2. astrocityfan June 5th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    andrew marchand reporting on twitter that a sr yankee official has informed him Cano is not in danger of being suspened

    WHEW

  3. fantasygame101 June 5th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    hoping to see brignac and ichiro against a rhp. Overbay must be exhausted but he will not be playing much after today bec. of the west coast trip.

  4. 86w183 June 5th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Can’t ride the hot hand with such an old club, gotta make sure everyone gets regular rest.

  5. astrocityfan June 5th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Sorry just noticed that tweet was from last night. im a little late to the party

  6. ac1 June 5th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I think Nix is the one being overused…. Not Ichiro.

    Against a RHP, why not let Nix sit and at least start Brignac. You can replace him later for a PH if necessary.

  7. jacksquat June 5th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I think Girardi may have noticed and/or put some stock in Ichiro’s severe reverse splits because yesterday he led off vs a LHP and today sits vs a rhp.

    Brignac should be in there vs rhp more often. He had two hits in his last start and Nix’s numbers vs rhp are poor, and Brignac’s defense is better.

  8. Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    girardi has been great and getting good production from again players especially chavez, matsui and damon, over his time as mgr. he gets knocked alot for resting players when fans want them in the lineup but in the end he seems to have a good idea of who needs a rest when to stay productive.

  9. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    “your response indicates that you dont think they should even be bothering with biogenesis. if you ever knocked the commissioner for looking the other way during the steroid era, then you are being totally inconstent. if you advocate ped usage and legalizing peds’ then you are consistent.”

    I think they should be looking in to it quietly behind the scenes…..I don’t think it should be front in center of the baseball universe as there doesn’t appear to be much concrete evidence anyway and there is a lot of circumstantial evidence from a shady guy……perhaps ESPN is the main culprit but I doubt MLB has done much to keep it under wraps and the focus on the field because they never seem to do that.

  10. jacksquat June 5th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    fantasygame101 June 5th, 2013 at 11:21 am
    hoping to see brignac and ichiro against a rhp. Overbay must be exhausted but he will not be playing much after today bec. of the west coast trip.

    Why not? He can’t hit on the west coast?

  11. ac1 June 5th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    girardi has been great and getting good production from again players especially chavez, matsui and damon, over his time as mgr. he gets knocked alot for resting players when fans want them in the lineup but in the end he seems to have a good idea of who needs a rest when to stay productive.
    ___

    Very true. Just seems like sometimes sticking with the hot hand makes sense and after taking them out of the routine, they come back a day later cold again.

    Joe knows much better than me.

    I talk as a fan who wants to see someone get hot for our offense.

    Would like it to be Cano. He is wayyyyyy overdue, sitting in the .280s, which for him is like .225 for an average hitter.

  12. jacksquat June 5th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 11:25 am
    girardi has been great and getting good production from again players especially chavez, matsui and damon, over his time as mgr. he gets knocked alot for resting players when fans want them in the lineup but in the end he seems to have a good idea of who needs a rest when to stay productive.

    Well Brignac doesn’t need a rest, he didn’t start yesterday.

  13. Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    “I think they should be looking in to it quietly behind the scenes…..I don’t think it should be front in center of the baseball universe ”
    =============================
    this is exactly what they have been doing, they’ve been working on it behind the scenes for months.

    espn announced it not mlb.

  14. 86w183 June 5th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    ac1 —

    I agree in principal on Nix/Brignac, but the guy (Brignac) is 3-22.

    Ichiro is 39, Nix is 30. AND Nix has had a day off more recently than Ichiro. AND Ichiro is hitting .200 against RHP this year… .381 vs LHP.

  15. ac1 June 5th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Ichiro is 39, Nix is 30. AND Nix has had a day off more recently than Ichiro. AND Ichiro is hitting .200 against RHP this year… .381 vs LHP.
    __

    Very true. I am baffoled how Ichiro is hitting so well vs. lefties and so poor vs. righties.

    Looks like Nix may be getting a lot more time since Nunez just can’t get himself healthy and I doubt we go after a SS with Jeter coming back later this year.

  16. Against All Odds June 5th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    do you think the NFL’s focus would be on this in the wake of their draft? not a chance…..

    ———————

    Lol if it was the NFL it wouldn’t be leading ESPN. Hell even the NFL Network wouldn’t lead with it.

  17. fantasygame101 June 5th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    the of in the west coast is huge so overbay will be expose more in the of. Thankfully he has not yet been expose in yankee stadium but putting him in the of in Safeco or other huge of would be pushing the envelope too far. But girardi has done crazy stuff before.

  18. jacksquat June 5th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I view Brignac and Nix as kind of a wash offensively vs rhp (not sure what you’ll get, if anything), but Brignac is better defensively at SS, so may as well play Brignac.

  19. 86w183 June 5th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    The NFL hardly gives a crap about PEDs. Minimal well noticed testing catches very players in THE sport where PED use has the most potential benefit.

    HMMMMMM

    ac1 — I agree there wont be a SS move, but it would be nice if Reid Brignac could hit his weight. It would be AWESOME if he could hit MY weight

  20. austinmac June 5th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I presume the collective bargaining agreement allows for suspensions for PED use rather than for positive drug test results. If that is true, suspensions can be had without a failed test.

  21. jacksquat June 5th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    fantasygame101 June 5th, 2013 at 11:37 am
    the of in the west coast is huge so overbay will be expose more in the of. Thankfully he has not yet been expose in yankee stadium but putting him in the of in Safeco or other huge of would be pushing the envelope too far. But girardi has done crazy stuff before.

    True, but can’t imagine he’ll sit the entire trip. And the Yankees have been dipping their toe in the unconventional waters lately.

  22. Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    yes, recieving ped’s is also a violation, failed test or not.

  23. Jerkface June 5th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    A labor attorney wrote about this: http://t.co/AwUFZnvrR9

  24. Warning Track Power June 5th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Adams sure does need a day off. The kid is slumping and looks lost up there with the bat.
    He does not resemble the player he was during that Baltimore series, in Baltimore.

  25. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    espn announced it not mlb.”

    MLB again and specifically Selig is the one pushing the story though….they are talking about it, the union is talking about it…..I can’t see that they have done much to keep focus on the field.

  26. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Warning Track Power says:
    June 5, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Adams sure does need a day off. The kid is slumping and looks lost up there with the bat.
    He does not resemble the player he was during that Baltimore series, in Baltimore.

    League has adjusted…..he had to adjust back

  27. Doc Iac June 5th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Against All Odds June 5th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    do you think the NFL’s focus would be on this in the wake of their draft? not a chance…..

    ———————

    Lol if it was the NFL it wouldn’t be leading ESPN. Hell even the NFL Network wouldn’t lead with it.

    ———

    u kinding? look at the double standard. Some juices in the NFL its not even news, hell 2009 Shawn Merimon was suspended for 4 games for PED and still went to the pro bowl and finished 2nd(i think) in votin for Defensive player of the year.

  28. jacksquat June 5th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Adams just needs to go through an adjustment period.

  29. 86w183 June 5th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    You really want to increase the incentives to stay away from PEDs just add one sentance to the CBA.

    If a player is suspended for violation(s) of this policy the team shall have the right to void his contract should it choose to do so.

  30. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Dan Szymborski ?@DSzymborski 12m
    The NFL has no love for NFLPA and continually wins, but even NFL tries to avoid self-inflicted wounds by making drugs biggest thing ever.

  31. Jerkface June 5th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Very true. I am baffoled how Ichiro is hitting so well vs. lefties and so poor vs. righties.

    I posited yesterday that the approach vs lefties was giving him better results, more willingness to go the other way. I think the spray charts back this up. If a lefty is pitching Ichiro away, he can easily take that pitch (its moving in that direction) the other way. If a righty does it, the pitch is still moving in towards him, so maybe harder for him to take that way. Or he is looking to pull anyways.

    http://imgur.com/NcegiOA

    Top spray chart is vs lefties, bottom is vs righties.

  32. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    “If a player is suspended for violation(s) of this policy the team shall have the right to void his contract should it choose to do so.”

    yea but there is that whole “collectively bargained” part and I doubt the union would ever go along with something like that…..it sounds great but what if somebody really was falsely accused or had a test tampered with? Should they have their contract voided?

    I think what you may see in the future is that teams try to slip PED language like that into players contracts….to provide some protection

  33. fantasygame101 June 5th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    better be lucky than good. that saying defines the Yankees season. From offseason acquisition to manager’s decision making.

  34. Barry June 5th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Adams is not a kid. He is 26 years of age. That is an adult. A kid is 14 years of age.

  35. Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    if they go after biogenesis, it is going to be talked and reported about. mlb didnt annonce it but couldnt keep the lid on it. (consider all the people on all sides, lawyers, clerks, etc) who by their jobs HAVE to know its going on and might leak the news)

    the only way not to have this jump up in the press is to not go after biogenesis, which seems to be your preference.

    they are moving along getting evidence as they can. its going to get into the press.

    would you prefer they not go after these guys because theres no way to do it without it getting into the press.

  36. austinmac June 5th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    86w,

    Yep, that would do it, at least for the guaranteed contract guys.

  37. Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    ped is collectively bargained. language will not be allowed in contracts that does not follow the ped guidelines by the letter,, and even if it got slipped in there it would not stand up with an arbitrater.

    once you enter into such an agreement, the individual teams cannot enter into any agreement that is different than the contractually agreed upon policy.

  38. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    “Adams is not a kid. He is 26 years of age. That is an adult. A kid is 14 years of age.”

    still facing big league pitching for the first time.

  39. Warning Track Power June 5th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Is it safe to assume the bullpen today will be thin:
    No Mo, Robertson or Joba.

    Which means C.C. sure would be helping the team by going around 8 innings or more today for the win

  40. gallagwar June 5th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    “The NFL has no love for NFLPA and continually wins, but even NFL tries to avoid self-inflicted wounds by making drugs biggest thing ever.”

    WHAT?!?!??!! The NFL all but endorses PED use. They suspend no one even though it’s abundantly clear that use is rampant. Their testing system is a joke, if they even really have one at all.

  41. Doreen June 5th, 2013 at 11:58 am

    ha!

    “Kid” is relative. LOL

    When you’re over, say 40, someone in their 20′s is a kid. And adult kid, but a kid nonetheless! :)

  42. blake June 5th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    “would you prefer they not go after these guys because theres no way to do it without it getting into the press.”

    do you see any other sports shooting themselves in the foot like this? All I’m saying is that PR wise they need to keep the focus on the field and if they ever want their draft to be any sort of event then they need to make it a priority of not overshadowing it with stuff like that…..

  43. Doreen June 5th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    The problem with MLB is the records. The individual records. They are sacrosanct.

  44. blake June 5th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    “WHAT?!?!??!! The NFL all but endorses PED use. They suspend no one even though it’s abundantly clear that use is rampant. Their testing system is a joke, if they even really have one at all.”

    they are the most popular sport too…..there should be a happy medium between what the NFL does (which will come to roost one day) and what MLB does which is make it such a priority that is drowns out the actual play on the field like 2 or 3 times a season.

  45. austinmac June 5th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Jerkface,

    Good article. Can you imagine the cross examination of Bosch demonstrating his significant motivation to point fingers? If he does, MLB will drop their suit and encourage the prosecutors not to prosecute. Sounds like good motivation for a guy not known to follow rules or obey the law. I bet there is a ton of dirt on him.

    The written records do provide a good bit of help. They were made before the motivation existed, presumably, and do seem inculpatory.

    These multimillionaires will not go down without a major fight. We can be sure of that.

  46. austinmac June 5th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Blake,

    I had a friend who played football for a major football school. They did random drug tests–on those they knew weren’t doing PEDs.

  47. 86w183 June 5th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Blake —

    Individual clubs would NEVER get away with PED clauses. It has to be a collectively bargained issue, but it would be hard for the MLBPA to publicly oppose it. That’s why when I wrote it, I wrote it to be “inserted into the CBA”.

    I’m not sure Milwaukee would void Braun if this happens, but the Yanks and Jays would probably cut ties with Alex and Melky respectively

  48. Hassey June 5th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    implicated MLB players should hire my homeowners association to defend them – they’d sue Mother Nature over too much rain

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 5th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Just a quick drive by to say GO YANKS!!! GO CC!!!

    Hoping I get to catch at least some of the game later on.

    I apologize to anyone who feels offended by what I’m going to say next and I will say that if you disagree with my take, I totally understand it and respect your view and opinion. Not everyone feels the same way about every issue.

    At this point Arod disgusts me and I think he is a total embarrassment to the pinstripes. He’s embarrassed the Yankees before with some of his antics but since he hasn’t played a lot in the past season and this season, it’s easy to forget those things. I don’t care what reason he has for doing what he does, I’m beyond over him. I pray his contract can be voided. I care far too much about the Yankees to want the stench of his ego and antics to infect the team any further.

    Cervelli obviously needs to serve his suspension. Maybe now his resurrection becomes more understandable. I really like the kid and his enthusiasm but I don’t know how I feel about him continuing on the team. That apparently is up to the Yankees.

    That’s all.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 5th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    If it wasn’t clear, I don’t ever want to see Arod play for the Yankees again.

    Not sure if I’ll get my wish.

    Later.

  51. Hassey June 5th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    A-Rod having brunch at Flashdancers, blissfully unaware of what’s been happening in the news, workig on financing to buy private island in South Pacific to train for 2015 season of Survivor

  52. RadioKev June 5th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I realized years ago that sports fans will do just about anything to justify their own team and players. Look at the protests at Penn State… look at Roethlisberger… look at Vick…

    Well, maybe it’s just Pennsylvania.

    I dunno, I don’t see reason to defend cheaters so strongly. Of course there is a lot of gray area in this case, and the way MLB is pursuing this does look shady, but at the end of the day it seems more likely than not that this isn’t a conspiracy against the innocent. But we’re a land of law, so it does have to go through the legal processes.

  53. 86w183 June 5th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    off i go… good luck CC… seeya tomorrow folks… or maybe post-game

  54. pat June 5th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    “Cervelli obviously needs to serve his suspension”

    should he start today or should we wait for proof he did anything wrong?

  55. Ys Guy June 5th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    “do you see any other sports shooting themselves in the foot like this?”
    ==================================
    most baseball people when reviewing bud’s time as commissioner would say that his biggest mistake was not going after steroids. id agree with that.

    so now you are saying his office is ‘shooting itself in the foot’ by not making the same mistake?

    you dont seem to want to come clean on where you stand here.

    do you think they should be investigating biogenesis or no? (its not possible to do it w/o it getting into the press)

  56. Jerkface June 5th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Baseball can’t even get their on field rules enforced uniformly.

  57. RadioKev June 5th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    most baseball people when reviewing bud’s time as commissioner would say that his biggest mistake was not going after steroids. id agree with that.

    so now you are saying his office is ‘shooting itself in the foot’ by not making the same mistake?

    you dont seem to want to come clean on where you stand here.

    do you think they should be investigating biogenesis or no? (its not possible to do it w/o it getting into the press)
    ————-

    Yeah, you can’t unring the bell here. Once the steroid scandal happened, that changed baseball. Sweeping this under the rug is not the right approach.

    Leaked information, failed drugged tests but no suspensions, seedy sources… now that’s problematic… but enforcing the rules shouldn’t be.

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 5th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    for all of you offense bashers….

    screw you

    I mean, take that!!!

    :D

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