MTUCache wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:This is true but I think the competition this spring was between Grandy/Johnson. I would assume Granderson moves up if he's actually hurt.
To be honest, I'm thinking that it was Granderson's job to lose in the first place. They brought him in hoping he was going to win that job, and they're going to give him enough rope to hang himself with there.
I hate to root against Granderson, but I really wouldn't mind seeing NJ in that two-hole as often as possible this season. If that means "platooning" Grandy down to the 6/7-hole against lefties or full-time, either way I definitely don't think Swisher much chance of "winning" the job.
There was never a competition for the 2 hole job. Cashman has said ever since they signed Johnson that they planned to bat him in the 2 hole. Granderson's OBP is not good enough to hit in the 2 hole his career OBP is .344, Johnson's is .402. Swisher's is .357. I would say Swisher should hit 2nd without Johnson in the lineup, but Girardi does a lot of old school by the book unless Cashman tells him where to bat guys (like Johnson).