This afternoon’s lineup: No Jeter, No Problem?

Here is your Game 1 lineup against the Cubs:

Gardner 7
Beltran 9
Ellsbury 8
Soriano 0
McCann 2
Solarte 4
Johnson 3
Anna 6
Sizemore 5

People are obviously worried about the fact that Derek Jeter is missing another game but it’s a cold day here in NY and there’s some snow on the ground. You don’t want your almost 40-year-old shortstop who is nursing a tight quad to be slipping and sliding around, do ya?

I didn’t think so.

UPDATE 10:55 A.M.: Derek Jeter told the beat writers that he plans on playing in tonight’s game.

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.