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Postby fimk3777 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:11 pm

Rototimes has him listed a cleanup. That kinda surprised me. I figured they would keep A-rod 4th, and put Matsui 5th, Giambi 6th-7th, then Posada, etc. What is everyone else thinking? Has the evil empire made any announcement recently? Him batting cleanup as opposed to 6th-7th makes a big difference on my draft board. Thanks and leave a link!

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Postby fatnub2339 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:14 pm

coco? you mean damon
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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:17 pm

Coco? Do you think you're funny? >:O <_<

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Postby Amazinz » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:18 pm

RotoTimes line-ups are not very accurate.
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Re: Giambi batting 4th?

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:18 pm

fimk3777 wrote:Rototimes has him listed a cleanup. That kinda surprised me. I figured they would keep A-rod 4th, and put Matsui 5th, Giambi 6th-7th, then Posada, etc. What is everyone else thinking? Has the evil empire made any announcement recently? Him batting cleanup as opposed to 6th-7th makes a big difference on my draft board. Thanks and leave a link!

Coco
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Matsui
Posada/Giambi
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Well that should be Damon leading off to begin with~

I'm not really sure what they will do. I know they like to go Right, Left, Right left and Jeter, Arod and Sheff are all right handed, so I think they'll probably want Giambi in there somewhere if he's healthy, I would think Matsui would bat ahead of Giambi though. I don't think Shef's ego would let him move down below 5th in the order either.

Damon
Jeter
Arod
Matsui
Sheffield
Giambi
Posada
Williams
Cano

Something like that I'd guess though the bottom 3 could really go any order. I'm guessing they like Cano 9th to take pressure off of him and have his speed(well he's fast compared to williams and posada) on base for the top of the order.
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Postby fimk3777 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:49 pm

Hey, tough crowd. I was thinking Damon but wrote Coco originally. I'll take rototimes with a grain of salt going forward.....
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:51 am

Hmmm... I though Giambi really hit well in the 3rd spot so I don't know why they'd take him out of it. Unless the Yanks make some serious changes I think they'll have something like this opening day.

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Postby hooligan1 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:35 am

I can't imagine them batting A-Rod fifth.
My guess:

Damon
Jeter
Rodriguez
Giambi
Sheffield
Matsui
Posada
Cano
Phillips
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Postby tlef316 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:34 am

i dont think they want to put a ton of pressure on giambi. He hit well last year when he wasnt asked to carry the load, and i think it should stay that way until/unless he proves to be capable of puting up his 2nd half numbers over a full season again. Plus, the signing of damon allows the yanks to move some guys down in the order.

IMO, the lineup should go like this

Damon- CF
Jeter- SS
Rodriguez- 3B
Sheffield- RF
Matsui- LF
Giambi- 1B
Posada- C
Williams- DH
Cano- 2B

damon obviously should hit leadoff, jeter hits in his natural 2 spot. A-rod goes to 3 with 2 huge table setters in front of him. Sheffield hits cleanup, which strokes his ego. Plus, he can obviously handle it. Gaimbi hits 6th, which has very little pressure for a guy like him. Unless he starts puting up 1999-2002 type numbers, i see no reason to move him up.

edit: If phillips starts over bernie, i think he'd just slide into the 8th spot. Keep cano at 9 to turn the lineup over.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:47 am

I definately think Giambi will be hitting cleanup. He was great hitting 3rd last year, in-between A-Rod and Sheff. With that protection, and his OBP ability, he can have a big season being sandwiched between all those superstars. I'd be surprised if the lineup is anything other than...

1. Damon
2. Jeter
3. Rodriguez
4. Giambi
5. Sheffield
6. Matsui
7. Posada
8. Williams
9. Cano
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