Joe: Stability in set lineup

Joe: Stability in set lineup

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 23, 2009, titled Joe: Stability in set lineup. In it, Newsday reports that:

TAMPA, Fla. With "The Yankee Years" causing us to look back at what "went wrong" in the latter years of Joe Torre 's stay in the Bronx, let's not forget another component that had nothing to do with Alex ...

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Ben

Washington, DC

#1 Feb 23, 2009
They should just keep Swisher and Nady for the season. Swisher will come in handy in that he can spot all outfielders. If Cabrera and Gardner are dismal, then Swisher is your center fielder, granted weak on range. Damon and Matsui staying healthy all year for LF is a stretch, so Swisher could find playing time there too. I think Swisher is the type of guy the Yankees need for the long haul.
John

Ridge, NY

#2 Feb 24, 2009
I think history shows its better to use a bunch of guys than one set lineup. Look at the 1986 Mets, who had only one guy with 500 AB, or the 1998 Yankees, who managed to get a whole bunch of players into the mix. I still think either the Mets or Yankees should get Manny this year.
man

New York, NY

#3 Feb 24, 2009
Damon will get 90% or more starts in left this yr. Swisher is expensive as bench guy but cant deal him anywhere w/money he's owed. Matsui exclusive DH.
just be sure to save enuf money to throw at Roy Halliday when the time comes!

Paul Yanks

“YANKS 27 Time World Champions”

Since: Feb 08

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#4 Feb 24, 2009
Ben wrote:
They should just keep Swisher and Nady for the season. Swisher will come in handy in that he can spot all outfielders. If Cabrera and Gardner are dismal, then Swisher is your center fielder, granted weak on range. Damon and Matsui staying healthy all year for LF is a stretch, so Swisher could find playing time there too. I think Swisher is the type of guy the Yankees need for the long haul.
I agree...Swisher is valuable coming in off the bench...

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