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What is your lineup if the season started today?
8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:23PM #1
nystripes2
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Mine would be..

Ellsbury - CF
Jeter - SS
Teixiera - 1B
Beltran - RF
Arod - 3B
Mccann - C
Soriano - DH
Johnson - 2B
Gardner - LF

I included Arod because obviously he would be on the field if the season started today since his suspension is still looming.. I have Teixiera hitting 3rd (if healthy) because whats been his biggest problem the last few seasons?.. The shift.. Hopefully Ellsbury gets on base, and either Jeter can move him over or Ellsbury can be a threat to steal 2nd if Jeter gets out which would then not allow teams to shift on Teixiera because Ellsbury could just walk into 2nd (if he's on 1st) or 3rd (if he's on 2nd).

I got Soriano at the bottom of the lineup because despite the power he doesn't get on base enough to hit up at the top. 
8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:27PM #2
AceMitchell
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Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 

To anyone going through a difficult time right now  remember someone always has it worse.
8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:36PM #3
nystripes2
Posts: 6,287

Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:27PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 




I'm being honest, I dont like Jeter at 2nd, but I dont think Girardi will go with Ellsbury and Gardner back to back at the top of the lineup. I think he will use one to wrap the lineup back around. maybe Beltran could hit 2nd.

8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:42PM #4
AceMitchell
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Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:36PM, nystripes2 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:27PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 




I'm being honest, I dont like Jeter at 2nd, but I dont think Girardi will go with Ellsbury and Gardner back to back at the top of the lineup. I think he will use one to wrap the lineup back around. maybe Beltran could hit 2nd.




Yes if Gardner isn't traded he'll bat nine. Him and Ells 1 and 9 should cause havoc on the base pads. That will be fun to see.


Beltran 2nd is not a bad idea. Joe will definitely mix and match his line-up so Carlos batting 2 some days will happen. Him being a switch hitter will help us out. 

To anyone going through a difficult time right now  remember someone always has it worse.
8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:48PM #5
nystripes2
Posts: 6,287

Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:42PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:36PM, nystripes2 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:27PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 




I'm being honest, I dont like Jeter at 2nd, but I dont think Girardi will go with Ellsbury and Gardner back to back at the top of the lineup. I think he will use one to wrap the lineup back around. maybe Beltran could hit 2nd.




Yes if Gardner isn't traded he'll bat nine. Him and Ells 1 and 9 should cause havoc on the base pads. That will be fun to see.


Beltran 2nd is not a bad idea. Joe will definitely mix and match his line-up so Carlos batting 2 some days will happen. Him being a switch hitter will help us out. 




Beltran/Teixiera back to back at 2 and 3 could be interesting because it wouldn't matter if you brought in a lefty or righty if its late in the game since both are swich hitters, then you can have Arod and then Mccann for another lefty after that.

8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:52PM #6
bruner4329
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Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:36PM, nystripes2 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:27PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 




I'm being honest, I dont like Jeter at 2nd, but I dont think Girardi will go with Ellsbury and Gardner back to back at the top of the lineup. I think he will use one to wrap the lineup back around. maybe Beltran could hit 2nd.




Gardner is not a number 2 type hitter. He is either a lead off hitter or you place him ninth which is what most are speculating. Your number 2 hitter should be able to handle the bat. Having said that although I like Jeter better than Gardner in the 2 hole because of his ability to hit behind the runner, I also think he may eliminate Ellsbury's base stealing in some cases by the frequency he hits into DPs. Jeter may need to show more patience as the 2 hitter when Ellsbury is on first and give him a chance to steal.



 

8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 5:54PM #7
nystripes2
Posts: 6,287

Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:52PM, bruner4329 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:36PM, nystripes2 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:27PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 




I'm being honest, I dont like Jeter at 2nd, but I dont think Girardi will go with Ellsbury and Gardner back to back at the top of the lineup. I think he will use one to wrap the lineup back around. maybe Beltran could hit 2nd.




Gardner is not a number 2 type hitter. He is either a lead off hitter or you place him ninth which is what most are speculating. Your number 2 hitter should be able to handle the bat. Having said that although I like Jeter better than Gardner in the 2 hole because of his ability to hit behind the runner, I also think he may eliminate Ellsbury's base stealing in some cases by the frequency he hits into DPs. Jeter may need to show more patience as the 2 hitter when Ellsbury is on first and give him a chance to steal.



 




The more I think about it, I think Beltran at 2nd is a great idea, unless Jeter proves he's 100% healthy and back to being Derek Jeter.


8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 6:13PM #8
AceMitchell
Posts: 7,196

Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:48PM, nystripes2 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:42PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:36PM, nystripes2 wrote:


Dec 14, 2013 -- 5:27PM, AceMitchell wrote:


Pretty good line-up. It's a shame A-rod is no longer close in his prime. If he was he would be the ideal clean-up hitter with Beltran behind him. 




I'm being honest, I dont like Jeter at 2nd, but I dont think Girardi will go with Ellsbury and Gardner back to back at the top of the lineup. I think he will use one to wrap the lineup back around. maybe Beltran could hit 2nd.




Yes if Gardner isn't traded he'll bat nine. Him and Ells 1 and 9 should cause havoc on the base pads. That will be fun to see.


Beltran 2nd is not a bad idea. Joe will definitely mix and match his line-up so Carlos batting 2 some days will happen. Him being a switch hitter will help us out. 




Beltran/Teixiera back to back at 2 and 3 could be interesting because it wouldn't matter if you brought in a lefty or righty if its late in the game since both are swich hitters, then you can have Arod and then Mccann for another lefty after that.




Which is what we missed last yr. With Tex being out it made it easy for opposing managers to attack the line-up. Hopefully he's healthy this yr but I'm afraid he is declining at a fast pace. 

To anyone going through a difficult time right now  remember someone always has it worse.
8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 6:14PM #9
nystripes2
Posts: 6,287

I think him and CC right now are the keys to the Yankees rebounding and being a legit WS contender, at least without another SP added and a top tier one (not some #4/5 guy)

8 years ago  ::  Dec 14, 2013 - 6:18PM #10
doubleplay643
Posts: 6,115

That's not a bad lineup. The switch-hitters breaks up the strictly right handed and left handed hitters which is a plus. 

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