November 25, 2009

Predictions for the outfield next year?

depth chart According to the depth chart on, the outfield is Nick Swisher in left, Melky Cabrera in center and Nick Swisher in right. Hmm. I’m not sure if that’s possible.

Ok, so realistically, it would be Cabrera in left, Brett Gardner in center and Swisher in right, if the Yankees didn’t make any moves.

One problem. The Yankees have mentioned two of those players in possible trades this offseason (excluding maybe Gardner). There is a chance that you will see none of those three in the outfield next year.

Here’s the outfield that I’d love to see:

LF: Johnny Damon
CF: Curtis Granderson
RF: Jermaine Dye

I really like the Dye rumors floating around and the Yankees have always had a good trading relationship with the Tigers. And I’m sure the Yankees will work something out with Damon. He’s an idiot.

Here’s what I think it will really look like:

LF: Damon
CF: Cabrera
RF: A combination of Swisher, Austin Jackson and Eric Hinske

I think the Yankees really like Jackson, and with a good spring training and maybe first month or two in AAA, I could see an early call-up. The Yankees should also definitely re-sign Hinske for his power bat off the bench and his versatility (3B, 1B, LF, RF, DH). Oh, and the Yankees better not get rid of Swisher.

Any other predictions?

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