Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Bench

The Yankees bench could really use some help.

Right now the Yankees will have Melky, Gardner, Swisher and Molina on the bench at any given time... Then maybe a minor league call up of Cody Ransom or Shelley Duncan.

I think that group is solid enough to fill every now and then, but can the Yankees really expect them to play a few days in a row or more? Maybe you can get away with saying that they have a good amount of depth in the outfield, but the infield depth is atrocious.

Lately here in Boston the talk has been about the Red Sox and their depth. Many people I've talked to felt they were the better team to begin with, and with some recent signings are in even better shape. These signings haven't been huge stars, but they provide them with decent back up possibilities. And now comes news that they've signed another low risk player with some pop in Brad Wilkerson.

I'd argue that as far as the 'starting lineup' goes the Yankees get a slight edge, but depth wise I have to agree that the Sox have more of it.

As spring training inches closer, the prices for the remaining free agents is dropping. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the Yankees sign Nomar. He can play a couple different infield spots, and I think he could stay healthy if he's not asked to play everyday.

1 comment:

primo said...

Hey Dman....It would be worth 5 million just to see Nomar in a Yankee uniform. Number 5 is not an option though, he would have to choose another jersey number.