The Yankees entered Spring Training this year with several questions: who would be the 4th and 5th starters? Who would be the back-up catcher? Will any of the “Killer B’s” make the Opening Day roster?
One question that was largely overshadowed by the others is: who is the Yankees lead-off hitter for 2011? As in the past two seasons, will Yankee legend and future Hall-of-Famer Derek Jeter get the nod? Or does up-and-coming speedster Brett Gardner get a chance to set the table?
We’ll start to get the answer tonight, as the Daily News reports that manager Joe Girardi plans to trot out his regular line-up during tonight’s tilt against the Orioles. But until we tonight’s line-up is announced, we can have fun discussing it. Personally, here’s the line-up I would like to see:
Gardner, LF; Jeter, SS; Teixeira, 1B; A-Rod, 3B; Cano, 2B; Swisher, RF; Granderson, CF; Posada, DH; Martin, C
With this line-up, you have speed and power balanced, the high OBA guys at the top, and never have the lefties and righties together. (Good luck managing against that!)
So, what do you think? What is YOUR preferred line-up?