How many runs could the Yanks score next season?By
The Yankees lost two core pieces from their 2009 lineup this offseason, but they replaced them with two younger players who aren’t exactly slouches with the bat. After scoring a Major League best 915 runs last season, how many runs could the Yankees be expected to score in 2010 with Nick Johnson and Curtis Granderson replacing Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon? Well, the answer is a frickin’ lot.
Matt Imbrogno at TYU ran some numbers using the 2010 CHONE projections, and pegs the Yanks as a 935 run offense next season. The worst possible lineup arrangement, which features Robbie Cano leading off and Mark Teixeira batting 9th, would still put 900 runs on the board. Factor in the massive fourth starter upgrade that is Javier Vazquez, and damn, the Yankees are going to be one scary team in 2010.