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WakaJawaka wrote:After last nights line, he needs another look.
Montana168 wrote:gardner has only been hitting in the leadoff spot bcuz jeter is battling an illness that has bounced around the club house. jeter and damon are the top 2 guys when their both healthy. gotta agree with the above opinions as well, there are 4 good OF for only 3 available spots, because posada/matsui usually clog the DH spot with swisher getting time there occassionally. but after the trade deadline that should change. Austin Jackson, the yankees top prospect, is the future star in the OF, not gardner. Jackson is MLB ready now and if he were playing for any other club he would already be in the bigs but the Yanks OF is too jammed for him to be called up bcuz he won't be called up to be a platoon player. I fully expect the Yankees to make a move to acquire a setup man, maybe 2, at the deadline and that will come at the expense of one of these OF for sure. Most likely swisher or melky will be the ones dealt but i wouldn't be surprised if they decide to put joba in the bullpen if they trade jackson away for a great starting pitcher.
B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's
Austin Jackson has played 1 game in his entire MiLB career above double A
Joba can never go to the bullpen again
As he reaches his IP limit towards the end of the year. I would expect a bullpen experiment
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