February 8, 2009

Fans vote: Jeter undeserving


My latest poll clearly shows that Jeter does not deserve to bat second for the Yankees in '09, but it is almost certain that he will in fact be etched into the #2 slot by Girardi.

Yes, deserving:  25%
No, undeserving: 75%

The people who voted no, may not have thought about one thing.  Who else do the Yankees have to bat second?  I voted yes, and maintain that position despite the poll results.  Jeter is the prototypical #2 hitter.  He gets a lot of hits, has great bat control, moves runners over with bunts, and still is a solid stolen base threat.  My Yankees opening day lineup looks like this:

Johnny Damon, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Jorge Posada, C
Hideki Matsui, DH
Robinson Cano, 2B
Xavier Nady, RF
Brett Gardner, CF

Who else fits the role of a #2 hitter better than Jeter?

Photo from Britannica.com

3 comments:

Andy Mac said...

I don't know about Posada...love the guy, but I don't think he's going to put up the numbers to be a 5 spot.

Lenny Neslin said...

True, hopefully he can stay healthy and replicate his numbers from 2007.

I'm still looking for a better #2 hitter than Jeter...

Anonymous said...

Cano, if he plays as well as he is supposed to

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