Type: Posts; User: DerekJeterDan
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
LF Brett Gardner
SS Troy Tulowitzki
DH Alex Rodriguez
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Carlos Beltran
C Brian McCann
3B Chase Headley
2B Martin Prado
SS Derek Jeter
CF Mickey Mantle
DH Babe Ruth
1B Lou Gehrig
LF Joe DiMaggio
3B Alex Rodriguez
RF Reggie Jackson
C Yogi Berra
Good luck everybody else.
C - Dioner Navarro
1B - Jesus Montero
2B - Robinson Cano
3B - Eduardo Nunez
SS - Derek Jeter
LF - Brett Gardner
CF - Austin Jackson
RF - Melky Cabrera
DH - Alfonso Soriano
That makes sense for sure however the Yankees shouldn't pass up the opportunity to have Tanaka start the Home Opener. This is who the fans will want to see.
CC, Kuroda and Nova in Houston gives...
I'd rather see the Yankees throw Sabathia, Kuroda, and Nova in Houston for the rotation and save Tanaka for the home opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury LF
4. Carlos Beltran RF
5. Mark Teixeira 1B
6. Brian McCann C
7. Alfonso Soriano DH
8. Kelly Johnson 3B
9. Brian Roberts 2B
However despite Drew being a solid fit for the Yankees roster, don't expect them to pursue him.
Drew is a superior option to Nunez, better defensively, a Left Handed Platoon bat for Derek Jeter, 2015 insurance in case Jeter retires at seasons end, and posts 2-3-4 WAR when playing.
My two personal favorites so far are Tank and/or Truck.
He has that nasty split finger that just falls right off the table. Like a dump truck.
Would enjoy brain storming some more suggestions...
They got their guy in Masahiro Tanaka (brilliant move) just due to the fact that pitching was such a big need.
Now it's time to do as Ownership said -- hand out cheap deals.
Well, why not hand...
Report out of Japan Sports Hochi newspaper says Masahiro Tanaka has trimmed his list of potential suitors to three teams - Yankees, Dodgers, Angels.
Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times tweets about...
-- Don't forget Brian Roberts on that list as well.
Wouldn't mind looking into Francisco Rodriguez at all.
He hasn't gotten a chance to close and that's taken away his market, he put up solid numbers last year.
Capable of closing out ball games...
The report says this will pave the way for Tanaka to go to the MLB which is what this thread was based off of before the other report stating that it will be up to Tanaka to decide. -- didn't intend...
Also forgot to mention Casey McGehee as well. He won a Championship in Japan with them as teammates.
I'm sure you can convince him that playing for the actual Yankees will lead to even more...
Darrell Rasner played for Rakuten and so did Andruw Jones they can really help convincing him to go to New York.
Yankees lost one #24 in Cano
GIVE THAT NUMBER TO TANAKA! It's his number in Japan.
Go Get Tanaka, Yankees!!!!
Instead of Brandon Phillips, a trade with the Pirates for Neil Walker makes more sense.
Some bullpen options for the Yankees:
Grant Balfour, Andrew Bailey, Jose Veras, John Axford, Francisco Rodriguez, Jesse Crain, Boone Logan, Scott Downs, Oliver Perez.
LOL. Yankees dodged a major bullet.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Shin Soo Choo RF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Brian McCann C
6. Alfonso Soriano DH
7. Brandon Phillips 2B
9. Brett Gardner LF