• http://www.thebronxstop.com Mark McCray

    Glad to see you guys are recognizing Melky as the starting center-fielder!!!

  • Realist

    Well considering the competition he wins by default ;-)

  • A-Point

    I think Melky will enjoy shutting up some of his critics this year.

  • Curramba

    Glad to have a centerfielder:)

  • Adrian-Retire21

    If Danmon is healthy he is better then Jeter,Matsui,Melky.Maybe not defensively but he can out hit them.And If he was put on the DL instead of playimg 80% all year he would have done better last year.

  • RobertGKramer

    A-Point, I hope you’re right, but I still like Gardner for the future in CF and leadoff. Melky’s arm will likely wind up in RF unless Tabata developes rapidly.

  • Lanny

    Please get off the Gardner thing. He’ll never play a full season for the Yanks. He’s trade bait. He can’t hit a lick. If you want to root for a CF prospect, root for Austin Jackson.

  • RobertGKramer

    Lanny,

    The only knock on Gardner’s bat is the lack of power. He has a chance to play in NY this year! Jackson didn’t impress me in the AFL and will likely spend the year in Trenton, or at best replace Gardner in SWB.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Of course AJAX didn’t impress in the AFL; he wasn’t there. He did manage a .271/.368/.489 line in Hawaii thought which isn’t bad for a kid who turned 21 last week.

  • RobertGKramer

    Ben is right, my memory wrong! Ajax had a strange fall in three parts offensively. The first and third mediocre and in the middle his bat was on fire!