Sunday, October 14, 2012
Posted by Alphonso at 12:45 PM
As you now know, this is the last time the Yankees will be in a meaningful playoff series for at least a decade.
Several members of the Yankees have given their all, but do not have the talent, really, to be on a major league team, much less have again the opportunity to play in a meaningful post-season, major league game. Others have battled their way back from injury, and others have indeed been valiant and heroic.
We won't win with the overpaid failures we have been playing. Derek is gone. And our pitching will get no support from the $200 million guys.
So here is what Joe should do, because he can't do worse and because it would show some character and compassion. Not to mention, it would be his way ( and ours ) of saying, "thanks":
1. Third base - Eric Chavez
2. Second base - Jason Nix
3. Shortstop - Eduoardo Nunez
4. Catcher - the backup guy whose name I never learned ( I still wish it were Cervelli ).
5. Left Field - Ibanez
6. Centerfield _ Brett Gardener
7. Rightfield - Ichiro
8. First Base - Tex, I guess ( defense )
9. DH - Russell Martin ( or is Dickerson on the team?)
Joe says, "we'll just have to find a way to win without Derek."
Try this one.