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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Congratulations in order

Congratulations are in order for the starting centerfielder for the New York Yankees.



Brett Gardner

And for Melky, hmm, well....




Actually, Melky will be the 5th outfielder behind Damon, Nady, Gardner and Swisher.

I really like Gardner. He isn't exactly Carlos Beltran but he is a base stealing threat and can hit around .300 which is something I think the Yanks need. We need people who can get on base and move into scoring position either by sacrifice or stealing. Manufacturing runs is the name of the game. The goal should be to plate at least one run every inning and pray your pitching doesn't blow up. It's obvious you can't score every inning of every game but scoring around 6 to 7 runs a game wouldn't hurt.

I'm sure Brett is really excited, I'm extremely happy for him. I saw Brett play in that game I went to last year. He hit a sacrifice fly which turned out to be the winning run. I have nothing against Melky but I like Brett's style of play. He makes contact, he's fast on the basepads and just flat out hustles. He won't be a mega-star but I hope he can get on base and score lots of runs.

2 comments:

Covered in Wrappers said...

let's hope he can hit his weight once he starts playing regularly otherwise his speed will be a non-factor. i think he's ok, but i don't see him being the guy that fills cf after all the players that have been there before him.

Dave - Fielder's Choice said...

I think that Yankees fans will be in for a surprise this year - at least offensively. Besides A-Rod (who's hurt) and Teixeira (who almost certainly can't match what he did in Anaheim), their lineup is REALLY weak. In my opinion, the Yankees only chance of competing with the Rays and Red Sox will be if they get elite pitching AND all of their pitchers stay healthy - but given the track records of many of them, I'd be surprised if that happened. The Yankees should get used to third place :)