How should the 2012 postseason roster look?
There were many notable names that I did not include in the postseason roster. There were names such as Ivan Nova, Eduardo Nunez, David Aardsma, Francisco Cervelli, and Andruw Jones. The reasons that they would not make the rotation are quite simple. Ivan Nova has struggled terribly since coming back from the DL. Although Eduardo Nunez has speed and could be a pinch runner for the Yankees, there is no need for him since the only position he could play is shortstop (which is occupied by Derek Jeter) and the best pinch running option would be Brett Gardner. David Aardsma is not an option for a bullpen role since he just came back from Tommy John Surgery and is more of an option for 2013. Francisco Cervelli would not get a spot because we have not seen what he can do in the month of September. Joe Girardi continues to refuse to play him and he continues to put Stewart ahead of Cervelli. Andruw Jones certainly isn’t an option due to his struggling fading numbers the last couple of weeks and the last thing the Yankees need is an automatic out in the middle of a tight important game.
If the Yankees make the ALCS and maybe the World Series, the Yankees can change up the roster and include the names I left out, but for now, the best formula for the Yankees to win is with the roster that I laid out right now. Now, if Joe Girardi wants to listen that is his decision but I strongly believe with this rotation, we could make it all the way to the World Series if everyone works together and heat up as one.
Posted on September 29, 2012, in Personal Opinion, Player Analysis, Statistical Analysis and tagged Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones, Andy Pettitte, Boone Logan, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chris Dickerson, Clay Rapada, Cody Eppley, Curtis Granderson, David Aardsma, David Phelps, David Robertson, Derek Jeter, Eduardo Nunez, Eric Chavez, Francisco Cervelii, Freddy Garcia, hiroki kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki, Ivan Nova, Joba Chamberlain, Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Phil hughes, Rafael Soriano, Raul Ibanez, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.