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Postby riplycolt » Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:34 am

Which Yankee player benefits most offensively from the A-rod deal?
Sheffield, Giambi, Williams or Jeter?
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Postby swingaway » Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:44 am

the guy sthat get the most benefit are the ones batting in front of him and behind him.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:35 am

Giambi-- a lot less pressure.

However, remember that Sori is gone.
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:13 am

Jeter will get a ton more pitches to hit. Last year pitchers went right after Giambi and--and struck him out 104 times. Now with ARod AND Giambi, Jeter should have plenty of protection. Plus, I bet having ARod inspires Jeter.

Personally, I think Jeter shouldbe leading off, with Bernie or Matsui batting 2nd.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:01 am

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.
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:04 am

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.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:12 am

Anyone other than Soriano at the top of the order is beneficial to everyone else. The walks like once a month.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:13 am

Anyone other than Soriano at the top of the order is beneficial to everyone else. The walks like once a month, and he hits so many homers even his hits often leave the bases empty.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:37 am

WharfRat wrote:
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.
I like that lineup better too but they seem reluctant to let Jeter lead off.
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Postby blankman » Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:54 am

Lofton and Jeter benefit in runs and protection. A-Rod benefits in the protection of Giambi. And Giambi benefits with less pressure on him and the protection of Sheffield. I think Sheffield may actually be hurt a little by batting so much lower, but I guess you never know with this lineup he may still have the same amount of RBI opportunities.

this of course is assuming the top half of the order will be:
Lofton
Jeter
A Rod
Giambi
Sheffield
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