Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Swisher to Play Outfield for Yankees
Well it is now official what Nick Swisher will be playing in the outfield because the Yankees have landed a man by the name of Mark Teixeira. The Yankees now have a much needed number 3 hitter, a great first basemen for 8 years and lots of depth in the outfield. The Yankees now have a similar deadly combination that the Red Sox had with David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. The Yankees' lineup will start with the fast contact hitter in Johnny Damon, the face of the Yankees with Derek Jeter, and then followed by the hazards of Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez.
Nick Swisher will most likely move to left, Damon will play in center, and Nady will play right. Matsui, Gardner, and possibly Austin Jackson will also see time in the outfield. The Yankees have landed 3 huge free agents now. They added a huge boost to their lineup AND their pitching and they did it by getting 3 young guys still in their prime. They finally did not get old washed up guys.
Along with the New Yankee Stadium comes a New Yankee Era.
The Yankees just have to hope that some of Joe Girardi's questionable management tactics don't mess this up....
Mark Elliot Wishnia
SportsTalkNY Blog Team