Yesterday, something John Manuel said in his Baseball America chitchat about the Yankee kiddie corps stung me to the wick of my grok: "The Yankees' lineup really has no reliable RH power aside from A-Rod."
Now, a couple things: We DO have Arod, for now, and Jesus can hit, we think. No sense running to sign Vlad Guererro or Smokey Burgess. But Arod is wearing Drew Carey glasses, and Jesus' big numbers are Scranton-made. What if Arod plays in 90 games, and Jesus is the Second Coming of Ruben... as in Rivera?
Listen: Brian Cashman knows what he's doing. We must have faith in the front office - unless its budget is being squeezed by the Steinbrothers, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. But right now, I cannot imagine us trading Jesus Montero - even for the big fish - considering what it might mean to our batting order. And when the big lefty goes against the Yankees - when Arod's knee is barking - here is our lineup.
Good hitters top to bottom. But against a lefty, not exactly a crushing middle of the order, am I right?