Girardi Might Come to Senses and Bat Gardner Leadoff

Via Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News:

Derek Jeter was in his customary leadoff spot Wednesday night against David Price and the Rays, while the red-hot Brett Gardner occupied the No. 9 position.

But with every game that Gardner continues to swing a scorching bat and Jeter struggles, the idea of moving the speedy Gardner into the leadoff spot becomes more attractive.

“He’s going so well, it’s something I’ll definitely consider,” Girardi said. “We’ll just wait and see what happens.”

Jeter’s OBP against righties: .286. Gardner’s: .367. Jeter has been getting by this season on his good name and his quest for 3,000 hits. Now that the quest is over it would be nice to see the team worry about winning ball games than making Jeet happy. There is no reason for him to be leading off against right handed pitching (he still crushes lefties). It’s a mockery that he has been doing it all season long.

Forget legacies, the best hitters should be at the top of the lineup getting the most at bats and the worst should be at the bottom. This has been a joke.

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One Response to Girardi Might Come to Senses and Bat Gardner Leadoff

  1. Jaime B. says:

    Girardi just said on Miked Up, that he will keep Jeter at the top of the lineup.

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