Sure, it’s not even a month into the season and it’s far too early to judge any off-season moves. But why not do it anyway. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees off-season moves have panned out so far.
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However, projections aside, the Yankee Universe seems to hate the fact that since the Yankees didn’t get Holliday or Bay or someone expensive and flashy (and a station-to-station power hitter, no doubt. Where have you gone Jason Giambi, Danny Tartabull, Jack Kemp?) Gardner is nothing but a stopgap failure.
With Pitchers & Catchers less than a month away and the Hot Stove starting to cool down, let’s prognosticate and see whom we think will make the final 25-man roster for the Yankees.
Normally teams that succeed as well as the Yankees did last year don’t perform so much maintenance on their roster, but apparently, the Yankees felt complacency wasn’t an option. The question is now, as we draw closer to “Pitcher & Catchers Reporting”, with all the changes, are the Yankees a better team than they were 3 months ago?
OK, I’m not saying the guy is Rickey Henderson or anything like that. But with the way the blogosphere—as well as the mainstream media writes it—either the Yankees get someone, anyone, for left field, or this offseason is a giant FAIL. I mean, even New York Magazine (really?) recently wrote an article entitled “Is Brett Gardner Really Going To Be The Yankees’ Left Fielder?”
Bryan Hoch on MLB.com wrote recently that the Yankees might be bluffing with their left field scenario. We can debate if Brett Gardner or Jamie Hoffmann will really be in left field on Opening Day (I tend to think it’s a lot like after the ‘05 season, when they insisted that Bubba Crosby would be the Opening Day center fielder until he wasn’t and Johnny Damon was)…