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Will Gardner bump Jeter out of leadoff spot?

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08:45 AM ET 03.19 | Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Friday that his experimentation with the lineup this spring would not develop into an outright competition for the leadoff spot between Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter. There remains understandable intrigue about the future of that spot in the batting order.

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March 19, 2011  08:50 AM ET

YES!

March 19, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Why is this even an issue? Jeter has batted second the great majority of his career.

March 19, 2011  09:08 AM ET

Gardner has better speed. But, if Jeter returns back to form with his bat, this would be a really tough decision.

March 19, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Yes!!! Another Jeter post!

March 19, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why is this even an issue? Jeter has batted second the great majority of his career.

It's not a real issue, of course...

.. Jeter has batted in various lineup spots.

But, fannation isn't concerned about the quility of the topics... as long as it's discussed:)

March 19, 2011  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Gardner has better speed. But, if Jeter returns back to form with his bat, this would be a really tough decision.

Why/

Does it really matter which of these guys bats leadoff if both are being productive?

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March 19, 2011  10:04 AM ET

If Girardi has any ba##s , he will bat Jeter in the bottom third of the order.

March 19, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why/Does it really matter which of these guys bats leadoff if both are being productive?

If Gardner is not as patient as Jeter or cannot hit in the clutch like Jeter, then no, I don't bat him leadoff.

March 19, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

If Gardner is not as patient as Jeter or cannot hit in the clutch like Jeter, then no, I don't bat him leadoff.

Jeter, at his usual, can bat anywhere in the lineup.

March 19, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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Seems Gardner should be on base first to steal and get into scoring position for Jeter or anyone else for that matter.

The #2 hitters role is to get on base as well...

... for the 3-6 guys.

Although I know the #2 guys job is to also move the leadoff guy over, make contact, and allow the leadoff baserunner an opportunity to steal a base.

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March 19, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Who is their gardner and did he play high school ball? College ball? Nice break for the gardner.

March 19, 2011  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

being

that's what jeter has fail to do, since last season jeter was unable to help the team!

March 19, 2011  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

being productive

jeter can't be the captain any more, unless he proves otherwise but his age and his bat are slowing down!!

March 19, 2011  12:11 PM ET

everything comes down to either you drive runs, rbi,s and all kind of production, other than that its time to move on!!

March 19, 2011  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

jeter can't be the captain any more, unless he proves otherwise but his age and his bat are slowing down!!

We must not have a slow Captain!

March 19, 2011  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

everything comes down to either you drive runs, rbi,s and all kind of production, other than that its time to move on!!

Its all ball bearings these days.

March 19, 2011  12:40 PM ET

Patient? Gardner is patient. He lead the league in pitches per AB. With his speed and stealing ability, he's an obvious lead-off choice. Plus, that gives another solid patient career .300 hitter--Jeter--more chances at RBIs.

 
March 19, 2011  12:48 PM ET

come on cnnsi. pay attention to ur own post. its spam filled.

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