Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Should Cano Bat 3rd?
Bob Klapisch wrote an interesting article on Robinson Cano and whether or not he should be batting 3rd. The basic argument is that Teixeira is largely a giant void in the 3-spot until early July when he remembers that the season started. In April of last season Cano hit .400 with 8 homeruns while Teixeira, in the 3-spot, was hitting .136. It hasn't been much of an issue since the Yankees always score lots of runs, but the question is whether this year, when we don't have as much confidence in our starting pitching, if it would be wise to swap the two. According to the article, Cano doesn't even like the idea, and Teixeira could be effected by it. Would it be worth trying it out for the short term? Would you like to see Cano batting 3rd?