Saturday, October 6, 2012

Roster Speculation Continues

With less than 24 hours before first pitch, Joe Girardi has yet to announce his roster for the ALDS. RJG has learned that Derek Jeter is expected to make the roster, despite lingering concerns about his 2010 season. Robinson Cano has not yet been told whether he will be on the team come tomorrow, but he has reported to Baltimore just in case. Future controversial second ballot hall of famer Alex Rodriguez has made the team, but is on a short leash. If he doesn't get back on PEDs, he may not be considered should the Yankees move on to the ALCS.

As the Yankees begin their workouts in Baltimore, they prepare to face a formidable opponent: father time. When game one begins on Sunday, the median age of the New York Yankees, based on projected rosters compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, will be 64.1. It is too late to get younger, but the Yankees are relying on their combined 153 years of postseason experience to carry them past the younger, faster, more agile, and generally better looking Baltimore Orioles.

It is impossible to tell what this ALDS will bring, but it will probably bring at least three games of baseball. The world waits with baited breath as the Yankees' date with Baltimore approaches. Will they get along? Will there be a second date? We don't want to put too much pressure on it, but here's hoping.


Rich Mahogany said...

I suggest we dispense with the roster choices and just forfeit, so we don't have to face Mark Reynolds.

Anonymous said...

Oh, common guys, we must hope for the best. Or was that the 2008 slogan for the Yankees? I can't recall.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

the slogan of the 2008 Yankees was "Hey, at least we still got Jeter."

Anonymous said...

And we still have Jeter. Yes!