Pogotheostrich wrote:I'm going to say Giambi batting behind him and less spotlight. Also Lofton benefits. No more Soriano means he has the leadoff spot to himself and no one to challenge him for it, if he starts to slump.
Last season, when Soriano was in a bad slump and striking out more than usual, they started Jeter with Matsui or Nick Johnson batting second. Personally, I like that lineup because I know Lofton's game is declining.