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Gardner started in CF today again, Melky in LF.

Gardner singled in the 1st inning, stole 2B, and scored on a RBI single from Cody Ransom. Gardner doubled in his second at bat.

Melky popped out.

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I hope Gardner beats him out. Was never a huge Melky fan and Gardner can do so many things with that speed. Gives them another dimension. I wonder if he will hit enough to get in the lineup?

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Good stuff TD. Love to hear this type of stuff for Gardner.

Gardner manufactures runs.... like we talked about the other day, that his job. Get on base, steal 2B, score on a single. He's also capable of walking, stealing 2B, stealing 3B, and scoring on a ball to left side, or on a fly to the OF.

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Gardner manufactures runs.... like we talked about the other day, that his job. Get on base, steal 2B, score on a single. He's also capable of walking, stealing 2B, stealing 3B, and scoring on a ball to left side, or on a fly to the OF.

That's why I want for him to succeed so badly. We haven't had a player like that in quite a while.

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I hope Gardner beats him out. Was never a huge Melky fan and Gardner can do so many things with that speed. Gives them another dimension. I wonder if he will hit enough to get in the lineup?

If Gardner can't beat out a late inning defensive replacement, he should hang it up and look for another line of work.

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Gardner is clearly going to win this battle. He's already destroying Melky. I think a better position battle would be RF, Nady, and Swisher. Swish is winning it after almost 3 games.

I don't think there is much of a battle for RF, but it's not like Swisher is going to be sent to AAA, he's going to get at bats. With Melky, if he doesn't win the CF job, he might be DFA.

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I've always been a Melky fan but I'd much rather see Gardner win the job for the same reasons mentioned above. Brings something to the table that the Yankees haven't had in a very long time with his speed on the bases and elite range in CF.

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Gardner started in CF today again, Melky in LF.

Gardner singled in the 1st inning, stole 2B, and scored on a RBI single from Cody Ransom. Gardner doubled in his second at bat.

Melky popped out.

Go Gardner.

With Gardner, you THINK he can't do it. With Cabrera you KNOW he can't do it. At least you have hope with Gardner.

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I hope that Gardner wins out in center. It seemed like everytime he got on base last year he stole a base. He just needs to improve his OBP.

Also, I can't help but think that Cano might be better off with Melky not on the team.

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I hope that Gardner wins out in center. It seemed like everytime he got on base last year he stole a base. He just needs to improve his OBP.

Also, I can't help but think that Cano might be better off with Melky not on the team.

At every level for Gardner there was an adjustment period. It always took a little while for him to get it going.

In AAA last year he had a .296 BA and .414 OBP. If he comes anywhere close to that OBP.. we will be doing cart wheels.

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At every level for Gardner there was an adjustment period. It always took a little while for him to get it going.

In AAA last year he had a .296 BA and .414 OBP. If he comes anywhere close to that OBP.. we will be doing cart wheels.

His OBP could be 100 points lower and he would still outproduce Melky.

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This is how I see it

Melky was the man coming up, we didn't have an answer in CF. We had to take on MELKY.

And it was a good thing cause the fans loved him, he was that youth the Yanks needed.

NO NO NO NO NO

Cano, Abreu and Melky ruined this club house. Atleast that's how I see it. Cano and Abreu deserved there spots, but Mekly should have been riding the I'm a rookie MiLB guy. He didn't see it that way, Cano and Abreu let him right in, like he was a little brother. He didn't have to earn his way.

This is why I'm happy Bobby is gone. I feel like Robinson will be much better without him. Now I just need Melky gone and Robby becomes an allstar. Those three were way to close last year, way too close.

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I'm really, really tired of Melky. It seems with some Yankee fans all they can remember his his great catch against Boston a few years ago and thus, he's amazing. Time to move on.

I remember the the huge clown-like error he made against the pirates a few years ago, when he fell on his ass running down a ball in center because he took a bad route, which allowed an inside the park homer if I remember right. That was awesome. I also remember some people here thought Melky for Mike Gonzalez would have been a bad deal for the yanks.

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I remember the the huge clown-like error he made against the pirates a few years ago, when he fell on his ass running down a ball in center because he took a bad route, which allowed an inside the park homer if I remember right. That was awesome. I also remember some people here thought Melky for Mike Gonzalez would have been a bad deal for the yanks.

I remember that, oh and that would be a bad deal. What has MG done?

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At every level for Gardner there was an adjustment period. It always took a little while for him to get it going.

In AAA last year he had a .296 BA and .414 OBP. If he comes anywhere close to that OBP.. we will be doing cart wheels.

IF Gardner can put up a .370 OBP we've got a player.

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I love what Gardner brings to the table...

2-2 with a run and stolen base today so far..

Good stuff. That's what I want to hear from this kid. How has he looked at the plate? Is he first swinging everything or does it seems he's comfortable taking and fighting off pitches to get what he wants

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Good stuff. That's what I want to hear from this kid. How has he looked at the plate? Is he first swinging everything or does it seems he's comfortable taking and fighting off pitches to get what he wants

His hits where a liner and a grounder up the middle, he was working the count, taking his pitches. I know it's spring training, but there's nothing not to like about Gardner right now.

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His hits where a liner and a grounder up the middle, he was working the count, taking his pitches. I know it's spring training, but there's nothing not to like about Gardner right now.

Excellent, that's the kid I want to see. From all I've heard is THAT is his game, fighting stuff off, taking pitches, until he gets one to put into play. God if he has .350 OBP I'd be over the moon.

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