Tonight’s lineup

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Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi DH
Matsui LF
Posada C
Cano 2B
Mientkiewicz 1B

Is it okay to hate Doug Mientkiewicz? I mean, it’s not his fault he’s starting — it’s Torre’s. But he’s a backup first baseman at this point in his career, and if the Yankees wanted an efficient roster, Jason Giambi would be the backup first baseman.

Not saying Phelps is the answer by any means. However, he’s a much better option at this point, regardless of which hand the opposing pitcher throws with.

Is it too much to ask a team with a $190 million payroll to go find a league average first baseman? Chris Shelton is rotting away in Detroit’s AAA system. That’s a start. Follow that lead.

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  • Yankee Fan in Chicago

    It’s simple really.

    It’s like when thoroughbred trainers put a goat in the stall with the racehorse to calm him.

    Menky is A-Rod’s goat.

    And if that’s the price we have to pay for an 80 homer/200 rbi season out of Alex, I for one will take it.

  • Joseph P.

    That is an excellent theory.

  • Ben

    Ok. I’ll maybe buy the A-Rod/Mientkiewicz connection. By then why does Doug have to start every day? Why can’t Phelps start? Doug will still be there to be A-Rod’s cheerleader, and he wouldn’t be costing the Yanks runs and outs every day.

  • sam

    i hate minky but he did go 2 for 3 against dice k last week.

  • ShawnT

    I think torre losin it, minky .153 vs phelps .292, its not that hard of a decision, and when u have 48 AB and your hitting below I95 i dont care how good of a fielder u are, u don’t belong in the Majors. If he wants a good fielder who can atleast ocasionally hit bring back Andy Phillips

  • Jake T.

    Minky just popped out with the bases loaded in the 4th. I have to tell you, he hits the infield fly better than anyone i’ve seen in a long time.

  • Malcard89

    6-4 bosox as of the 6th inning, i just turned off my tv.
    there’s no life in this pitching staff, they’re either dead tired or just cant get the big strikeout when needed. and yes, minky belongs in AA (and thats a compliment right now) and torre should just get fired by big george, having minky as the starter and not knowing how to use a bullpen means your glory days are definitely over.

  • Jb

    Great job by Freaking Myers…God He’s awful

    Myers Outing against Redsox

    1) Gave up walk to Julio Lugo, Varitek scores

    2) Youkilis Grounds out ,Crisp Scores

    3) David Ortiz singles, Pedrioa scores

    Can Myers pitch and hold the runners from scoring for once?

    Myers Own Ortiz, , I guess not. Ortiz owns Myers.. wink wink… I hope Yankees just released Myers already, He couldn’t get Ortiz out and his former team as lefty specialist. You think, I’m crazy, but Myers is Spy and He works on for the Redsox. Somehow Myers loses his concenration on the mound when He faces against his former team.

  • Tyler Simons

    Who are you going to trade for Shelton?? I mean, the Tigers are looking for bullpen help, I’d guess.