I did this at my site last year, so I thought I’d bust it out again. What I’m going to be doing is punching in some numbers into the lineup analysis tool from baseballmusings.com.

The numbers I’m going to be using are the 2010 CHONE Projections. I’m using them because RLYW’s CAIRO projections for non-Yankees haven’t been released. This allows me to be a little more even when including non-Yankees. Anyway, I’ll be doing a few different lineup configurations and what I post here will not be the “optimized” lineup that the calculator spits out, but rather what I think the realistic lineup would be. The difference between and optimized lineup and a non-optimized lineup is generally not that great.

First up, the same lineup from last season, which would be:

1. Jeter

2. Damon

3. Teixiera

4. Rodriguez

5. Matsui

6. Posada

7. Cano

8. Swisher

9. Cabrera

This team would score an average of 5.704 runs per game, which over 162 games would be 924 runs. Fantastic.

Next, let’s run a slightly different scenario. Let’s say the Yankees bring back both Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon, as well as adding Mike Cameron to play CF like I want them to. That would push Melky out of the everyday lineup and I imagine it would look like this:

1. Jeter

2. Damon

3. Tex

4. A-Rod

5. Matsui

6. Posada

7. Cano

8. Cameron

9. Swisher

This lineup would perform slightly worse than the previous one, at 5.678 runs per game (920 per 162), mostly because of an unfavorable projection to Mike Cameron (.321 OBP/.420 SLG) and a rather bullish projection for Melky Cabrera (.349/.427). I think Cameron will definitely perform above that and would expect Melky to play below his (though I’ll be very happy if he does meet that projection).

Another scenario I posited had Nick Johnson returning to the Yankees in a DH role. Let’s say this happens, and Johnny Damon is back. This is an unlikely scenario, but I like Nick Johnson a lot so let’s see how he’d affect the lineup:

1. Jeter

2. Johnson

3. Tex

4. Rodriguez

5. Damon

6. Posada

7. Cano

8. Swisher

9. Cabrera

This lineup would be pretty nasty. Johnson’s projected .395 OBP in front of Teixeira and Rodriguez would be incredible. On average, this team would score 5.735 runs per game, or 929 during the course of 162 games.

Let’s see what would happen if Damon left and Matsui returned. This creates a bit of a problem since there’s no internal choice to move over to left. For my selfish reasons, let’s assume Cameron in center and Cabrera in left:

1. Jeter

2. Swisher

3. Tex

4. Rodriguez

5. Matsui

6. Posada

7. Cano

8. Cameron

9. Cabrera

This team would pound out 5.684 runs per game, 920 through 162 games.

Here’s a doomsday scenario. Damon and Matsui leave and no other FA is brought in. This could get ugly.

1. Jeter

2. Cano

3. Tex

4. Rodriguez

5. Posada

6. Miranda

7. Cabrera

8. Swisher

9. Gardner

Surprisingly enough, this lineup doesn’t project to be all that awful, scoring 5.617 runs per game, 909 for the season. Juan Miranda’s projection: .330/.449; Brett Gardner’s .353/.380.

this is the lineup

1-Jeter

2-Granderson

3-Tex

4-ARod

5-Posada

6-Matsui

7-Cano

8-Damon

9-Cabrera

Not bad, how about

1 – Jeter

2 – Granderson

3 – Teixeira

4 – Arod

5 – Holliday

6- Posada

7 – Swisher

8 – Cano

9 – Miranda

Damon better stop being greedy and take 8or9 mil.

If he's here

Jeter

Damon

Tex

Arod

Posada

Swish

Cano

Curtis

Melky

1.Granderson

2.Jeter

3.Teixeira

4.Rodriguez

5.Nady

6.Posada

7.Cano

8.Swisher

9.Cabrera

I wouldn't mind seeing the Yankees retain Nady either, but it doesn't look like they're that interested. Maybe things will change.

Granderson

Jeter

Teixiera

Rodriguez

Nady

Holliday

Posada

Cano

Cabrera

Jeter

Johnson

Tex

ARod

Granderson

Posada

Cano

Damon

Cabrera

Drop Swisher and bring back Damon

Jeter SS

Damon LF

Tex 1B

A-Rod 3B

Posada C

Granderson CF

Johnson DH

Cano 2B

Swisher RF

here is the real lineup people.

jeter

damon

teixera

a-rod

johnson

posada

cano

granderson

swisher

jeter

granderson

tex

arod

johnson

posada

dye

cano

swisher

Either way as long as A-rod and Teixeira stay healthy there to Strong! come on people we won the Series with 3 man Starting Rotation and Big MO. BOSTON SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeter

Johnson

Tex

A-rod

Granderson

Posada

Cano

swisher

Gardner

Come on people:

Jeter

Granderson

Tex

ARod

Johnson

Posada

Swisher

Cano

Gardner/ Nady/ Damon

Jeter

Jeter

Johnson

Tex

Arod

Granderson

Posada

Cano

Nady

Swisher

Jeter

Johnson

Tex

A-rod

Granderson

Posada

Cano

swisher

Gardner

Jeter

Granderson

Tex

A-rod

Posada

Cano

Johnson

Winn

Swisher

Jeter SS

Johnson DH

Tex 1B

A-Rod 3B

Posada C

Cano 2B

Granderson LF

Swisher RF

Gardner CF

gardner cf

jeter ss

johnson dh

arod 3b

tex 1b

cano 2b

posada c

winn rf

granderson lf

Jeter

Johnson

Tex

A-rod

Cano

Posada

swish

granderson

winn/gardner

Wow. This is the lineup, guaranteed

Jeter ss 1. cc

Johnson dh 2. aj

tex 1b 3. andy

arod 3b 4. javi

posada c 5. joba/hughes

cano 2b

granderson cf

swisher rf

gardner lf

Why are people still commenting on this? I wrote it in NOVEMBER!

This is my lineup VS RHP

1. Jeter – SS

2. Granderson – CF

3. Tex – 1B

4. A.Rod – 3B

5. Cano – 2B

6. Posada – C

7. Swisher – RF

8. Johnson – DH

9. Gardner – LF

This is my lineup VS LHP

1. Jeter – SS

2. Winn – LF (Last season was a fluke for him, he'll be better this year against LHP)

3. Tex – 1B

4. A.Rod – 3B

5. Cano – 2B

6. Swisher – RF

7. Posada – C

8. Johnson – DH

9. Granderson – CF (He'll never hit well against LHP)

Jeter-SS

Granderson-CF

Texeira-1B

A-rod-3B

Posada-C

Cano-2B

Winn-LF

Johnson-DH

Swisher-RF

SS Derek Jeter

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

DH Jorge Posada

CF Curtis Granderson

C Francisco Cervelli

LF Brett Gardner

this is the real lineup

1.JETER@ss

2.Swisher@rf

3.Teixeira@1b

4.A-ROD@3b

5.Cano@2b

6.Posada@DH

7.Granderson@cf

8.Cervelli@c

9.Gardner@lf

Extra hitters.Nick Johnson,Colin Curtis,Ramiro Pena,Juan Miranda,Marcus Thames

This is the Yankees Starting Rotation

1. CC Sabathia

2. AJ Burnett

3. Andy Pettite

4. Javier Vazquez

5. Phil Hughes (he deserves to be in the 3 spot)

Yankees Releivers

Alfredo Aceves

David Robertson

Chad Gaudin

Boone Logan

Chan Ho Park

Damaso Marte

Joba Chamberlain (8th inning Setupman)(For Mo)

Dustin Mosely

Sergio Mitre

Mariano Rivera

OK this is the Trade Deadline Lineup

1. Jeter.ss.1.cc

2. Swisher.rf.2.aj

3. Tex.1b/dh.3.javi

4. A-rod.3b/dh (hit ur 600th hr already).4.pettite

5. Cano.2b.5.hughes

6. posada.c/dh

7. Berkman.dh/1b

8. Granderson.cf

9. Cervelli/Gardner/Kearns/Curtis/Pena/Thames/