Granderson will be in lineup tomorrow

The RAB Radio Show: March 30, 2011
Roster Updates: Feliciano, Molina, Ayala, Garcia, Colon

Via Andrew Marchand, Curtis Granderson will be in the starting lineup for Opening Day tomorrow. The center fielder had been battling an oblique issue, but he came through yesterday’s and today’s workouts in Tampa just fine and will play Thursday. I like Chris Dickerson, but yeah, I want the Grandyman in there, so this is great news.

Joe Girardi has already announced that Brett Gardner will leadoff tomorrow, and the rest of the lineup will look pretty standard: Derek Jeter bats second, and will be followed by Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robbie Cano, Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada, Grandy, and Russell Martin. Just hope the rain goes away.

The RAB Radio Show: March 30, 2011
Roster Updates: Feliciano, Molina, Ayala, Garcia, Colon
  • FachoinaNYY


    • Monteroisdinero

      Too bad Montero didn’t hit .400 in ST. We’ll have to wait for the A+ lineup.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Wow didn’t know about the storm moving in til now. Boy does that suck.

  • PaulF


  • MannyGeee

    yay baseball!

  • Jimmy

    I always hated the off-day after opening day. Sort of makes opening day a teaser. I say let it rain. Gives Grandy an extra day to heal anyway.

    • Yank the Frank

      Thursday, chance of rain 90%
      Friday, chance of rain 70%
      Big whoop.

      • Jimmy

        That’s 20% of a whoop better than Thursday.

    • nyyankfan7


      Postponing tomorrow’s game would be like waking up Dec. 25th and Mom saying “sorry son, Santa forgot you but he’ll be by tomorrow morning.”

      • Jimmy

        If they were by some evil miracle to lose tomorrow. Isn’t that next 48 hours excruciating? Remember back to just last year. Granted it was worse since it was against Boston, but that was a long two days wasn’t it? Just saying its no big deal if the off season lasted one more day.

  • Vinny Scafuto

    This is the only time Detroit’s in town for the season. So if tomorrow’s rained out and it’s rained out on Friday as well, would that be a doubleheader on Saturday, or Sunday? Or neither? I’m asking because I’m going to the game on Saturday.

  • Fair Weather Freddy

    Tommorrow is supposed to be the better of the 2 days. Just light rain and drizzle during the game. Tommorrow night into Friday could be a Noreaster. I bet they play through it tommorrow.

    • Yank the Frank

      I hope so, the forcast keeps changing. I’m jonesing for Yankee baseball that counts.

  • Now Batting

    Am I the only one who thinks Montero is going to suck for the first few months in the majors and be fine with it? He was lousy in his first half of AAA. My reasoning is it took him time to adjust to more advanced pitching. Why would the majors be any different? That’s why I’d like for him to get his lumps out of the way now instead of in the summer when the game means more.

    • Mister Delaware

      The games mean the same.

      • Now Batting

        No they don’t. When you factor out record the first game is only one of 162. The 81st game is 1 out of 81. It carries a larger magnitude of importance.

        • Joe Pawlikowski

          This might be the most fallacious statement I’ve ever read on this site.

          • Jerkface

            Don’t know how that could be. Each win means the same, but the later in the season the more importance there is on winning each game because there is less margin for error.

            If you need to win 1 game to go to the playoffs, and you have 162 tries its much easier than if you had 1 try. If there are 2 games left in the season, and you only have to win 1 to go to the playoffs, you merely need to win 1 out of 2. If there is 1 game left, you have a must win.

            Teams should be playing to win all year long, but losing early doesn’t sink a team as much as losing late does.

        • Jerome S.

          ….not sure if serious…

        • Slugger27

          No way that comment just happened….

          • Now Batting

            Let me attempt to explain myself. Obviously a win in April counts as much as a win in September on the record.

            Irregardless if Montero plays Friday or not until August, the Yankees are projected to be in contention. My argument is that, assuming Montero will struggle until he adjusts to MLB pitching, I’d rather him struggle in April than August. Come August 1st there’s only 50ish games left to be played. Whatever your record is prior to August 1st is your record, you can’t change that. With only 50 games left with your team in contention, the marginal benefit of each win is more valuable knowing you have less opportunies for each additional win than you did back on March 31st.

            I’ve been reading this site for a while and know what I’m saying flies in the face of conventional wisdom and Im not sure what I’m saying is right, but it seems to make sense to me logically. If I’m being fallacious please correct me sans the sarcasm/flaming/name calling.

            • J

              What it sounds like you are saying is if you are tied for first with 81 games to play, those 81 games are more important than the previous 81, because there is a lesser opportunity to distinguish yourself from your opponent. On its face it sort of makes sense. However, this ignores the fact that if you had won an additional game in the first 81, you wouldn’t be tied.

              • J

                using your scenario, if the team had won more games in April, they wouldn’t be “in contention” with 50 left to play, they’d be running away with the division.

                • Now Batting

                  True, if you had won an additional game in the first 81, you wouldn’t be tied. You would have a 1 game lead with 81 left to play. However, you’d rather win an additional game in the last 81. You’d have a 1 game lead with 0 left to play which leads me to surmise the last 81 are more important than the first 81.

                  • Jimmy

                    Dude, at the end of the season what is the difference between winning that extra game in the first half vs. the second half?

        • king of fruitless hypotheticals

          if he’s kidding, that comment is SMOTHERED in awesomesauce. if he doesn’t smile at least a little bit as he says it, well…still pretty good :)

  • A-ROD fan

    Why a day off after opening day I hate that

    • Jimmy

      good point

  • ShuutoHeat

    PLAY BALL!!!

    Finally some baseball, wish it came sooner though…LIKE RIGHT NOW!
    Glad to see CGrand make it and complete the A-team.

  • barry

    Snows falling in PA. Probably 70 miles from the city, hope it doesn’t carry east.