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Saturday, October 07, 2006


In a shocker, Joe has moved A-Rod down to eighth in today's lineup:

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Gary Sheffield 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Melky Cabrera LF

Peter Abraham's report from the clubhouse:

I'm never surprised much in this business. But A-Rod hitting eighth was a stunner. "I didn't talk to him," Torre said. "He's one member of the team and we're all trying to get something accomplished."

Or, in other words, when we come to you in two months, accept the trade to Anaheim you howling dog.

Holy jeez.

And Melky is back in the lineup, with Giambi sitting. (Even though there's a RHP on the mound.)

This lineup change smacks of panic. If Joe was going to play the rookie, he should have been playing him all along, not suddenly dumping him into a do-or-die situation.

What a nerve-wracking series this is turning out to be...

posted by BubbaFan, 4:09 PM


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