Sunday, March 29, 2009

Brett Gardner Named Starting CF

The skipper announced today, according to Pete Abe, that Gardner will be the starting centerfielder. Melky will still be on the team but it just comes down to the speed. Here is what Girardi had to say:
“Both of them played great. Melky had a tough year last year but he came into camp, was ready to go and played very well. Gardy finished up strong (last season) and had a great camp and we’re just going to go with Gardy.”
Gardner had a great spring (not that it means too much) and he also possess blazing speed. It will be interesting to see how he can do. He has a slight edge over Melky and I want to see what he can do. Here is another Girardi nugget of wisdom:
“What happens April 6 doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what’s going to be June 1. As players, you have to perform. But right now we think Gardy has a little bit of an edge, It’s not going to be day by day. Gardy is our center fielder.”