This afternoon, Joe Girardi was asked specifically about the top of the lineup, but he turned the question into a second-guessing of the entire lineup.The last part is the most important thing right now. It's far too early to have any real idea of what the lineup is going to look like. A signing here, a trade there and the whole thing is completely different. At least we now know there could be changes at the top. After all, Jeter should have been removed from the leadoff spot back in August.
“I think we have to look at our whole lineup when we go into next season,” Girardi said. “I don’t think you just look at the leadoff spot. I think you look at every slot and how our club is made up. You always talk about that you can’t look at one guy independently. You have to look at all of your guys and how the parts fit. Our lineup is something that could maybe change a little next year.”
“I think you have to look at all the parts we have next year, and do we think about changing it?” Girardi said. “Who’s going to DH for us most of the time? You try to split up all your lefties. I think you evaluate your lineup every year similar to what we did from 2009 to 2010. The parts are going to be different again in 2011.”
Friday, October 29, 2010
From Chad Jennings: