We are in the home stretch and a couple of moves made by the Yankees have made the picture a bit clearer on who will break camp with the bombers. As discussed earlier Chad Gaudin has been placed on waivers which doesn’t automatically mean we have seen the last of him but it certainly means he is out of the mix as a fifth starter possibility. Also Rule 5 pick up Jamie Hoffman has been returned to the Dodgers knocking him out of the organization.
So here is my prediction for the 25 man roster on opening day.
Catchers: Jorge Posada, Fransisco Cervelli
First Base: Mark Texieria, Nick Johnson
Second Base : Robinson Cano
Short Stop: Im going out on a limb here and going with Derek Jeter
Third Base: Alex Rodriguez
Utility infielder: Ramerio Pena. But let it be known that Kevin Russo is a better hitter but as a utility guy Pena flashes the leather.
Right Fielder: Nick Swisher
CenterFielder: Curtis Granderson
Left Field: Brett Gardner
Forth and Fifth outfielders Randy Winn and Marcus Thames
Starting Rotation: CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, Andy Pettite, Javier Vazqez, Phil Hughes
Bull pen: Mariano Rivera, Alfredo Aceves, Joba Chamberlain,Chan Ho Park, Damaso Marte, Sergio Mitre,Dave Robertson
There you have your starting 25 Bronx Bombers. No big surprises here, one question mark will be if a pitcher gets hurt who will step in? I don’t have an answer but i wouldnt be surprised if Sergio Mitre gets the nod over Joba Chamberlain. Time will tell.