Yankees announce ALDS roster

# PITCHERS
62 Chamberlain, Joba
65 Hughes, Phil
18 Kuroda, Hiroki
48 Logan, Boone
34 Lowe, Derek
46 Pettitte, Andy
41 Phelps, David
39 Rapada, Clay
30 Robertson, David
52 Sabathia, CC
29 Soriano, Rafael

# CATCHERS
55 Martin, Russell
19 Stewart, Chris

# INFIELDERS
24 Cano, Robinson
12 Chavez, Eric
2 Jeter, Derek
17 Nix, Jayson
26 Nunez, Eduardo
13 Rodriguez, Alex
25 Teixeira, Mark

# OUTFIELDERS
11 Gardner, Brett
14 Granderson, Curtis
27 Ibanez, Raul
31 Suzuki, Ichiro
33 Swisher, Nick

55 Comments

lol honestly i dont think he should be on the postseason roster. i would put eric chavez on the postseason roster before i would put andrew jones honestly…

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Eric Chavez is on the roster.

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LOL @ you imbeciles who think Andruw Jones belongs on a major league roster, let alone a playoff roster.

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Nova over Hughes I would do. Jones if anyone I would choose him over nunez. Nunez may be able to hit but he doen’t play all that good of a defense. Let’s hope Jeter or Cano don’t get injured.

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Dickerson is the only question mark… sure Joe had to decide between either Gardner and Dickerson. But I think Gardner being a tad faster got him on the roster. He will be a situational player. Looking to steal a base, a lethal pinch runner. A possible defensive replacement in late innings too.

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hey joe thats a great postseason roster i just hope we hit the baseball like we are suppose in the postseason..

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I thought they would of have Nova in the bullpen but I guess they trust Phelps if anything went wrong

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I don’t disagree with not having Nova on the roster. But what I am confused about is why Nunez is even eligible for the postseason roster? He wasn’t on the roster on Aug 31s, and didn’t come up until after the rosters expanded. And no infielders are injured, so it’s not like he could be considered an injury exception. Also, he wasn’t on the DL at the time either, although he did spend the majority of the year on the DL in AAA. Anyone have any insight?

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That August 31st rule changed 2 years ago and became any on the 40Man.

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don’t give a shit about nova and andrew……just want to win ALDS 1st

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How could we include JOBA and leave out NOVA?

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dickerson? andrew jones? are you on crack, why should they be added, non productive ….this is a solid line up, I would have like to seen Nova here, he battled some demons early in year but he would have been solid in post season, otherwise I am happy with this

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Very surprised that Phelps did not make the roster. He gives the team options as an emergency starter, long relief, short relief…leaving Jones off was a no-brained, can’t hit or field…would’ve liked Chris Dickerson instead of Nix. More power and speed and a good defensive fill-in for Ibanez or Swisher.

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YOU PPL WHO SAY ANDUW JONES SHOULD HAVE MADE THE TEAM NEED TO GO TO DRUG REHAB…UR ALL STONED

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Should’ve taken Dickerson over Gardner….you don’t need a pinch runner when you have Ichiro and Granderson in the regular line up and Dickerson can run hit and field. Funny how Girardi shows no loyalty to Nova but everything to Gardner. Gardner can’t even steal when he’s supposed to and he can’t hit.

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Anyone who wants Andrew Jones on the roster is totally clueless to what has been going on the past few months. At least Gardner can go in as a defensive replacement or a pinch runner late in the game. Jones had absolutely no use.

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Yankees need more small ball than just home runs. Taking Andruw Jones out and putting Brett Gardner is the right decision. Although not having Chris Dickerson was a tough choice because he could be an x-factor the Yankees need.

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Dickerson over Gardner…Only change I would make..Dickerson can hit, run and field…The key being hit..

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I think this roster has everything covered. Yes, Dickerson should be there but if 96% of these choices are right, then I wouldn’t complain… Go Yankees!!!

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The roster does NOT expand later in the playoffs. 25 all the way.

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Gardner baby!!!

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I have great respect for Andruw Jones but even he knows that his 2nd half was terrible. Gardner adds so much with speed and defense. Nova is has not been a reliever and is not needed as a starter, so that is the right move too. Dickerson would be an asset but who do you leave off then? He is a good insurance policy though, for the ALDS if Gardie has any issues with his injury recurring.

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Joe would get fired if he didn’t have Soriano in that lineup LOL! I understand about Gardy, but Jones just doesn’t have it anymore. He’s done. BTW, Cervelli should have been the backup catcher all year. Raw deal for him.

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Personally, Soriano is the one that makes me nervous the most in this line-up. He’s been a decent replacement for Rivera, but he doesn’t perform well in the Post-Season. Plus he always makes me nervous when they bring him in!

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solid line up hope ichiro and the yanks get the ring this year

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why not use nova from the bullpen he would be a better asset then derek lowe or boone chokin

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im glad the yankees didnt add jones. he awful the Yankees made the right choice with Brett Gardner

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I agree with all of it except I would have taken Dickerson over Gardner. You are taking a bat away from the bench and Gardners last two on bases have led to outs, a pick off and caught stealing.

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Andrew Jones, are you guys kidding, He has not done a damn thing for 3 months, he is washed up.

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Roster looks good. I can understand why they choose over Jones and I am just worried about Yankees hitting against left handers especially in the playoffs. Good Luck Yanks…

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Dont need AJ or Nova in ALDS…Need solid pitching from CC, HK, and Andy P…And a lot of runs!!!

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WOW NO AJ???
WHAT HAPPEN THERE???

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EXCELLENT ROSTER YANKEES READY GOT NICE SPEED WITH NUNEZ&GARDNER I WOULD HAVE HAD EPPLY IN THE BULLPEN THOUGH ..NOW ONLY IF WE COULD LEAVE MORON DUMB LINEUP GIRARDI OFF THE ROSTER CHAMPIONSHIP#28 WOULD BE COMING!!! YANKEES WIN DESPITE MORON GIRARDI!!!!!!

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Jones had no business being on the roster, for the second half the guy couldn’t have hit water if he fell out a boat, much as I respect the career he’s had, this season was one too far for the guy. That on the other hand is a solid, Nix is a solid defender who can swing a bat, you figure Nunez will see some DH time and is capable of running a bit. Would you like to see 25 guys who all hit .310/30/100 yes, but this lineup can kill you with the long ball, kill you with small ball, kill you with D and kill you with pitching – what more do you want, Superman playing in the outfield?

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The lineup is great and correct – Nova has not pitched well at all lately, and Phelps is an up and comer. AJ is a disaster in the outfield – he walks after the ball, and has not been even making contact with the ball 95% of the time. Swisher is VERY valuable, not only because of what he can do but his attitude in contagious and NEEDED. GO YANKEES !!!!!!!!!!!

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Jones happens to be the odd man out, but he had some key hits and HRs for the Yanks this year and probably won us some games. No need to put him down, he deserves thanks.

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Only need 4 starters, Nova is odd man out. Jones is done, makes sense. But Nix? He is a redundancy…and I would have much preferred Dickerson, who has been much more effective as a defensive replacement as well as PH/PR.

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Chris Dickerson should be a the roster Joe making stupid moves

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Why wouldnt you put gardner over jones? Does anyone recall the reason why we lost to boston in 2004 (stolen bases in 3 straight games) then a baby single which scroed roberts from the base he stole!

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how much can the roster expand to later?

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My question, too. Expect it will allow for Cerveli, Nova, Jones, Dickerson? Another pitcher?

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AJ over Swish or Raul? Dude are u on drugs or what

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Nice Lineup, Dont sweat the Jones move, he will be able to join with Cavelli when the roster can expand in the later rounds. GB

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No Ivan Nova?

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even though jones hasn’t had many hits recently i don’t think its fair to have gardener playing…he was barely involved in the season and did nothing to help the Yankees get to the post season

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This lineup is solid from top to bottom. No need for Jones since hes basically been a whole in the lineup whenever he has played this year.

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Jones is done! Gardner gives us a way to manufacture a run instead of hoping Jones closes his eyes and makes contact.

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Hope this works out.

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Jones hasn’t hit in 3 months………rather have Gardner’s speed over Jones’s K’s any day.

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Should have taken AJ over Raul or Swisher

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Gardner over Jones wow hope that works out

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shouldve taken andrew jones with his experience and huge hr power on bench

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Andruw Jones? He of the .197 B.A. and .142 since the All-Star break? No way. Besides, Nunez DH-ing in place of Andruw could steal bases if he can just draw a walk. Andruw can’t do that.

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