Posted on: November 27, 2009 5:12 am

2010 New York Yankees: A Possibility Cashman

Starting Rotation
C.C. Sabathia
John Lackey (Signed if Wang is non-tendered to free agency)
A.J Burnett (Not as consistent as Lackey but still dominant, so Number 3 starter)
Andy Pettitte (This guy wants 300 wins, he'll be around for another World Series ring)
Joba Chamberlain (No more Joba Rules, its time to crack the rotation full-time)

David Robertson (2nd string set-up)
Phil Coke (1-2 out appearances)
Damaso Marte (Dominant agains Ryan Howard) (Will be turned to for power hitters like David Ortiz)
Brian Bruney (Middle Relief)
Chad Gaudin (Middle Relief)
Phil Hughes (Rivera is aging and will eventually faulter even though he hasn't really showed the signs, his future replacement needs to be in New York by now and Hughes is the future) (1st string set-up)
Mariano Rivera (This man has been around since Jeter wore turtlenecks back in "96) (Proved himself best closer of baseball in 2009 playoffs due to the fact that he did not faulter when even Papelbon did) (There's always room for the best closer in the game, so this is Girardi's man in the 9th)

Defensive Alignment
C Jorge Posada (Platooned with Cervelli/Molina) (If not starter here, will DH)
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
SS Derek Jeter (Some DH)
3B Alex Rodriguez (Some DH)
LF Json Bay (Moves to RF when anyone besides Johnny Damon is the DH) (Replaces Matsui's roster spot)
CF Melky Cabrera (Benched if anyone besides Johnny Damon is the DH)
RF Nick Swisher (Moves to CF if anyone besides Johnny Damon is the DH)
DH Johnny Damon (When not at DH, he will be in LF)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (Infield/Outfield Replacement)
Eric Hinske (Replaces at DH when anyone is given night off)
Brett Gardney (Outfield Replacement)
Francisco Cervelli/Bengie Molina (Catcher Replacement) (Molina is on team only if returned, Cervelli is only on team if Molina is not there)
Manager Joe Girardi (Will Last 2010 Season easily)
General Manager Brian Cashman (Same status as Girardi)
This is what I want to see Brian Cashman achieve next year. If Lackey is not signed, Wang better be on the team. If that occurs, Wang becomes 4th starter while Burnett and Pettitte slide one starter up. If Matt Holliday is signed instead of Jason Bay, same rules apply with my DH system. If the Yankees cash in on Roy Halladay, same rules apply in rotation as if Lackey was Halladay. Halladay would be #2 starter, nothing else changes. If Bengie Molina is on the team than Francisco Cervelli is not, but if Cervelli is on the team, then Bengie Molina is not. Thank Hideki Matsui for those wonderful years as a New York Yankee and hope he signs with the Mariners rather than Boston.

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