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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Yankees PreSeason Preview

The Yankees played their first game of the season today and beat the Twins 6 to 1. I guess that's a good sign of things to come. Chien-Ming Wang pitched two perfect innings and Johnny Damon and Jason Giambi both hit home runs. I guess it's always good when your good players do well, and beating up on the Twins in a meaningless game really doesn't mean that much... but beware - these Yankees are armed (with a great pitching staff) & dangerous.

SNS News projected Yankees LineUp:

Catcher - Jorge Posada
1st Base - Doug Mientkiewicz/Andy Phillips
2d Base
- Robinson Cano
Shortstop
- Derek Jeter
3d Base
- Alex Rodriguez
Right Field
- Bobby Abreu
Center Field
- Johnny Damon
Left Field
- Hideki Matsui
Backup Outfielder - Melky Cabrera
DH - Jason Giambi

Batting LineUp

1) Johnny Damon
2) Derek Jeter
3) Bobby Abreu
4) Alex Rodriguez
5) Jason Giambi
6) Hideki Matsui
7) Robinson Cano
8) Jorge Posada
9) Doug Mientkiewicz

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6 Comments:

Blogger DJ said...

I just want to see a Daisuke/Matsui faceoff...

Friday, 02 March, 2007  
Blogger Tash said...

I'm wondering how Daisuke Matsuzaka will react when the Yankees and the Red Sox have their annual slugfest on the mound....

Friday, 02 March, 2007  
Blogger Tash said...

Just in case nobody cares - the Yankees are 5- 0 so far in the grapefruit games....

Monday, 05 March, 2007  
Anonymous Haydn Lewis said...

Well I say, rubish. :-)

I must say the Yankees DO have a great lineup BUT a great pitching staff?

I say the only good pitcher they have is Chien Ming-Wang and MAYBE Andy Pettite.

Mike Mussina? Getting old. Came off a year with such numbers that he won't be able to duplicate.

Carl Pavano? He has more career losses then wins! Out of his 9 seasons I would only consider 1 MAYBE 2 to be good years. Plus he's injury plagued.

And Igawa? He's going to be a flop.

So there you have it. If they go anywhere it's because of their bats.

Disagree, if you dare...... :-)

Tuesday, 06 March, 2007  
Blogger Tash said...

I disagree - the Yankees pitching staff makes the Soxs pitchers look like the womans Olympics softball team.

Wednesday, 07 March, 2007  
Anonymous Haydn Lewis said...

Anyone can say, "I disagree". Give me facts!

The Redsox could very well have the BEST pitching in the AL this year. Really, no match for the yankees.

We have Schilling who is very steady on the mound. He had 15 wins and a 3.97 ERA. Very consistent.

Then there's Beckett, he didn't thrive the first year that he made the switch from NL to AL BUT that was his worsst year ever. If you look at his numbers the past 3 seasons before last, he had a 3.40 avg. No joke folks, he is going UP!

Daisuke Matsuzaka, the hyped up guy. He may start of slow (the spring training games show otherwise) BUT he is unknown and will get batters because of that and once batters get used to him, he has enough good stuff to get them out anyway.

Jonathan Papelbon, I don't think you much needs to be said. He shown as a closer but he's used to being a starter. How much more will he do good when he gets his usual spot back? HE HAS THE STUFF!

The only downside of Redsox pitching. Wakefield. It has been a terrible year for him so most likely he will do better if not:

Jon Lester. In his first year he got 7 straight wins. He has a lot of potential.

So there you have it. I don't think you can really match them up with the Yankees. Try. It just doesn't work. If the Yankees do well it won't be because of their pitchers. Then again if one of our pitchers gets injured.....

Thursday, 08 March, 2007  

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