Tuesday morning news and notes: 3/19/13

Good morning! It’s Tuesday March 19, 2013 and Joe Girardi still doesn’t know who will be in the starting lineup Opening Day but, hey, he knows who is starting today!

Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Chris Stewart C
Ronnier Mustelier 3B
Corban Joseph 2B

RHP Adam Warren

Jeter is starting at SS but who knows what will happen on April 1? Maybe he’ll DH or maybe, “I could play short, too. I could play center field. I could catch. I could pitch. … My job is to get ready to play.”

Could you imagine Jeter pitching? That would be quite a sight.

In case you missed it yesterday, MLB and the MLBPA are talking about implementing an international draft and it could happen as soon as June 1. This move doesn’t make a lot of sense to smarter people than me. Mike Axisa of CBS Sports thinks the move is counterintuitive and that while the union and owners may be in love with the idea of spending less money on amateur players, an international draft may cause some of those players to stay away from MLB if the money isn’t there.

Some quick notes:

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

4 thoughts on “Tuesday morning news and notes: 3/19/13

  1. uyf1950

    Oh no say it ain't so Joe, not Warren. On a different note with the exception of Joseph playing 2nd base and of course Warren pitching this could be the closest thing Yankee fans see this spring to what the starting position players may look like come April 1st. And that ain't no April Fool joke.

  2. brian

    I understand that Gardner is far more the proto typical "leadoff hitter" but I really prefer him 9th and Jeter 1st..

    What I've seen from 'Gardy' over the years is that he seems to press batting first, almost like his flaws get exposed, and of course batting second Jeter is a mortal lock to lead the league in GIDPs.. as well as sac bunting too often

  3. Professor Longnose

    Go, Puerto Rico!

  4. mcmastro

    I love Ichiro hitting third and hope it continues into the beginning of the season.

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