3. Still … Having Trouble With the Lineup???
How mad has the average Yankees fan been with Boone’s bullpen usage? How about his lineup cards? How about the fact he benches players when they’re … playing well!
Well, be prepared to slam your fist into the nearest table because in the middle of September Boone acknowledged that “it’s a challenge” to find a balance with playing guys constantly and giving them rest.
Uhhh … the man’s had the deepest lineup he’s seen in four years with plenty of opportunities to “give guys rest” without it overly affecting the makeup of the offense. Explain to us where the issue lies?
You have two starting-caliber first basemen in Voit and Rizzo. You have FIVE other infielders (DJ LeMahieu, Gio Urshela, Rougned Odor, Gleyber Torres and Tyler Wade) that can play multiple positions. Giancarlo Stanton has returned to playing the outfield, and Aaron Judge, Joey Gallo and Brett Gardner can play all three outfield spots. Wade can play the outfield, too!
We’re simply at a loss for words. We can sit here and come up with 50 different variations of this Yankees lineup that would accommodate just about ANYTHING that’s needed for these guys. Still a challenge, though.