Melk Man still trying to deliver
Melky Cabrera isn’t giving up the fight yet in his bid to be the Yankees’ Opening Day centerfielder, nor should he. From what Joe Girardi said yesterday, Cabrera and Brett Gardner have played similar baseball over the last seven to 10 days and the fight might be closer than a lot of people judge it to be.
Gun to my head right now? It’s Gardner in center field on April 6. What does that mean for Melky? Well, he’s out of options, and I think he could help a team. But the Yankees may need an extra outfielder anyway with Hideki Matsui unable to play the field until June. Girardi seems to believe they can carry both and keep them both productive. We’ll see.
Hey, that A.J. Burnett is one tough cookie. John McDonald ripped a single off Burnett’s left triceps and not only did Burnett stay in the game, but he said that it didn’t even leave a mark. Of course, the bruise might just have been obscured by his Bruce Lee tattoo. Burnett told Girardi that Lee had deflected the ball off his washboard abs.