Sunday, November 23, 2008

Yankees as of Opening day 2009...


Now, i'll post what i think is going to be the actual lineup as of Opening Day... and one i would hope is the lineup(barely realistic...unlikely)

Actual Prediction-

Lineup
Jonny Damon-LF
Derek Jeter-SS
Hideki Matsui-DH
Alex Rodriguez-3B
Jorge Posada-C
Xavier Nady-RF
Nick Swisher-1B
Robinson Cano-2B
Brett Gardner-CF

Rotation
CC Sabathia-1
Chien Ming Wang-2
Andy Pettite-3
Joba Chamberlain-4
Phil Hughes-5
other options(internal)... Phil Coke, Alfredo Aceves, Ian Kennedy and kei Igawa(JUST KIDDING)

Bullpen(options)
Dan Giese-LR (i'm too lazy to look up how it's spelled... just hoping the 'I' before 'E' rule works out...)
Phil Coke-LR
David Robertson-MR
Edwar Ramirez-MR
Jose Veras-MR
Brian Bruney-SU
Damaso Marte-SU
Mariano Rivera-CP

Now onto my Yankees dream lineup for 09...

Lineup
Jonny Damon-LF/DH
Derek Jeter-SS
Mark Tiexera-1B
Alex Rodriguez-3B
Manny Ramirez-LF/DH
Jorge Posada-C
Xavier Nady-RF
Robinson Cano-2B
Shane Victorino-CF (acquired in a deal sending Hideki Matsui and Ian Kennedy for Victorino and Chad Durbin)

Rotation
CC Sabathia-1
Chien Ming Wang-2
AJ Burnett-3
Derek Lowe-4
Joba Chamberlain-5

Bullpen
Dan Giese-LR
Phil Coke-LR
Jose Veras-MR
Edwar Ramirez-MR
Chad Durbin-MR(acquired in deal with Phillies, see above)
Brian Bruney-SU
Damaso Marte-SU
Mariano Rivera-CP

2 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

Your actual prediction is depressing. I'll take your dream lineup.

Alex said...

I still don't know if i can trust Nady to be as productive as he was with the Pirates last year... he's always been good, but not 330. BA good...

and Brett Gardner is a toss up, not a bad option for CF... better than Melky if you ask me.

I do think they'll deal Hideki Matsui to a team he likes before the season begins though