December 30, 2009

Yankees 2010 opening day roster debate

Today seems like a pretty quiet day on the Yankees’ front, so I figured it would be a good time to start doing Joe Girardi’s job by picking the 25 guys he will carry to Boston on April 4 on opening day.

Barring any injuries or roster changes, here are the no-doubters:

CC Sabathia
A.J. Burnett
Andy Pettitte
Javier Vazquez
Joba Chamberlain/Phil Hughes

Mariano Rivera
Joba Chamberlain/Phil Hughes
Damaso Marte
David Robertson
Alfredo Aceves

Jorge Posada
Francisco Cervelli

Mark Teixeira
Robinson Cano
Alex Rodriguez
Derek Jeter

Brett Gardner
Curtis Granderson
Nick Swisher
Jamie Hoffmann

Nick Johnson

That leaves four spots for these candidates:

Pick two relievers:
Chad Gaudin
Sergio Mitre
Jon Albaladejo
Mark Melancon
Boone Logan
Wilkin De La Rosa
Edwar Ramirez

Pick two utility players:
Ramiro Pena
Reegie Corona
Juan Miranda
Eduardo Nunez
Kevin Russo

I’d take Gaudin and Melancon as my relievers and Pena (the best fielder of the bunch) and Miranda (the best hitter of the bunch) as my bench players. Would you agree?

Note: Yankees are almost certain to add an outfielder and/or bench player before spring training comes.

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