- 03/18/2011, 09:07AM ET
Talonvael said 03/18, 09:07 AM
I believe Jeter would do better in the #2 spot with Gardner leading off he should be able to steal 60 bases easliy.
Darth Maim said 03/18, 10:26 AM
"I believe Jeter would do better in the #2 spot with Gardner leading off he should be able to steal 60 bases easliy".....um, who would steal 60 bases easliy? Jeter or Gardner?
So I will break this down by analyze this from both perspectives.
1) Gardner steals 60 bases easily. I do not believe that he can steal 60 bases "easliy". My supporting arguments are that:
a) Gardner averages 46 stolen bases when the 162 game average is analyzed.
b) Last season Gardner played in a total of 150 games. He now has 300 total games in his career.
c) He never stole 60 bases in the minor leagues.
d) Girardi has never had a player who has stole 60 bases on a team he has managed.
In addition, the last Yankee to steal at least 60...Rickey Henderson in 1990.
2) Jeter steals 60?
a) Jeter had 18 last season.
b) He averages 23 over a 162 game season.
c) See (d) from above.
So I believe that you mean Gardner will steal 60. In any event, I strongly disagree that he will EASILY steal 60 bases.....!
Darth Maim said 03/19, 11:32 AM
OK....well thought-out, concise, thorough, grounded, articulate, point-of-view. But I disagree.....
So if I am Girardi, here is the line-up I put out on opening day:
And while the line-up can be adjusted to various match-ups and substitutions, this is the line-up that probably gives the Yankee's the best chance to score runs.
- Awful Announcing
- Free Darko
- Pro Football Talk
- The Big Lead
- Joe Posnanski
- The Sporting Blog
- Big League Stew
- Bugs and Cranks
- Every day Should Be Saturday
- Mr. Irrelevant
- With Leather
- The Sports Hernia