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3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 1:14PM #31
qwik3457
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Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:54AM, newinn wrote:


Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:44AM, LiferYank wrote:


Sep 6, 2016 -- 10:41AM, newinn wrote:


while I understand why Joe did it, I hate when he puts Didi in the 4 spot. I think it changes his approach. I'd love to see Didi be a 280 hitter with 10 or 12 homers hitting 7 or 8 in the lineup. I don't like him up top because his obp sucks.





Yep players have flaws.. His is his inability to take a walk.. 15 walks for the year!



That being said i am glad he is on the team.


Ideally Sanchez would bat 4th right now but i dont think we have a typical 3 hitter or for that matter a 5. If Judge turns it around i see him as more of a 6.




yeah Lifer, Joe is forced to hit guys in spots that do not always fit that players skill level




Geez, new, the way you describe this team might lead someone to believe that they're not a real contender, and that Girardi has done a great job this year getting them even this close.


Or something.

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3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 2:17PM #32
Max
Posts: 42,830

Aug 31, 2016 -- 9:57PM, Yanks21 wrote:

8 HRs and 24 RBI in August (so far) - he has some flaws but nobody can complain about the middle infield of the Yankees right now.  He's been a big part of the Yankees August surge.




He's a good hitter and has some power. Plus he's a pretty good fielder. My only complaint about him is that I wish he would lay off the pitches that are low and outside of the strike zone. Every time he swings at that pitch he reminds me of Soriano. 

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3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 2:24PM #33
Max
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Sep 6, 2016 -- 10:41AM, newinn wrote:


while I understand why Joe did it, I hate when he puts Didi in the 4 spot. I think it changes his approach. I'd love to see Didi be a 280 hitter with 10 or 12 homers hitting 7 or 8 in the lineup. I don't like him up top because his obp sucks.




Speaking of Didi, I'm not saying he's anything close to Wade Boggs. But I haven't seen a hitter that hits so many line drives since Boggs. Even when he makes an out, many times it's also a line drive. I agree New, with his OBP hitting 7th or 8th, maybe even 9th would all be a good fit for him. 

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3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 2:43PM #34
mikedorb
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Didi with his poor OBP is definitely not a top of the lineup hitter. Neither is Castro. I don't love Gardner and Ellsbury batting 1 and 2 but Gardner does have I believe the best OBP on the team at least for players who have been with the team all season. 

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 3:02PM #35
NW
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Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:43AM, DumpGardner wrote:


Move Castro and Didi up and move Gardner down.  I still don't understand why Joe keep making Gardner lead off.  Put your BEST hitters high in the lineup so the get the most ABs




I am certainly not a Gardner supporter, but he's batting leadoff because he has the best OBP.  It's a no-brainer.

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 4:22PM #36
mikedorb
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Being able to get on base at a decent clip is about the only real value Gardy gives us these days. Plus the ability to work counts and make pitchers throw a lot of pitches. He doesn't steal bases anymore. He doesn't hit for power or produce runs. He has been around a .260 hitter for a few years now and gives us less power and run production than ever before. Plus his defense which used to be a major asset is not what it was when he was in his prime.   

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 5:11PM #37
newinn
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Sep 6, 2016 -- 1:14PM, qwik3457 wrote:


Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:54AM, newinn wrote:


Sep 6, 2016 -- 11:44AM, LiferYank wrote:


Sep 6, 2016 -- 10:41AM, newinn wrote:


while I understand why Joe did it, I hate when he puts Didi in the 4 spot. I think it changes his approach. I'd love to see Didi be a 280 hitter with 10 or 12 homers hitting 7 or 8 in the lineup. I don't like him up top because his obp sucks.





Yep players have flaws.. His is his inability to take a walk.. 15 walks for the year!



That being said i am glad he is on the team.


Ideally Sanchez would bat 4th right now but i dont think we have a typical 3 hitter or for that matter a 5. If Judge turns it around i see him as more of a 6.




yeah Lifer, Joe is forced to hit guys in spots that do not always fit that players skill level




Geez, new, the way you describe this team might lead someone to believe that they're not a real contender, and that Girardi has done a great job this year getting them even this close.


Or something.




It would appear that way, doncha think?

3 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2016 - 5:53PM #38
Paterson
Posts: 6,601

Sep 6, 2016 -- 2:17PM, Max wrote:


Aug 31, 2016 -- 9:57PM, Yanks21 wrote:

8 HRs and 24 RBI in August (so far) - he has some flaws but nobody can complain about the middle infield of the Yankees right now.  He's been a big part of the Yankees August surge.




He's a good hitter and has some power. Plus he's a pretty good fielder. My only complaint about him is that I wish he would lay off the pitches that are low and outside of the strike zone. Every time he swings at that pitch he reminds me of Soriano. 




   If Starlin Castro puts up the same numbers that Soriano did between 27 and 32 I will be one happy camper. 

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