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Gardner Won't Work As a Starter

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees bats against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won 7-3. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Andrew SandersContributor IJanuary 8, 2010

     After a few days of looking at a few clips of Brett Gardner's performance over the past year, I really don't buy Gardner being a starter in 2010 for the Yankees.

      First of all, he can't hit. He hit with a .270 average, hit 3 Home Runs, and only hit 67 pitches. Those stats don't really make him look like someone who was the skill to be a starter.

        He may have some speed, but he definitely doesn't have the stuff to be a starting outfielder of the New York Yankees.

          If I was Brian Cashman, I would go out and maybe get someone like Jermaine Dye, Rick Ankiel, Vlad or even Damon.

        Earlier this offseason, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said, "We just aren't willing to give that kind of money for Damon's services." Whether the Yankees really will make an offer or not is not something I have insight on.


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