Monday, September 20, 2010

AP Top 25 Yankee Playoff Roster Poll For The Week Of Sept. 20-26

Andy makes his return and everybody gets bumped down as a result.  Nova and Hughes can secure their roles, for better or worse, during this series against Tampa.

Top 25:

1) Mariano Rivera (is he hurt?  The cutter doesn't seem to be cutting lately)
2) CC Sabathia
3) Robinson Cano
4) Andy Pettitte (came back in a big way yesterday)
5) Mark Teixeira (bumped and bruised and broken toe-ed)
6) Brett Gardner
7) Alex Rodriguez (maybe the most important guy in the lineup)
8) Kerry Wood (looking like Joe's go-to 8th-inning guy)
9) Dave Robertson (shouldn't have been out in the 11th yesterday)
10) Nick Swisher (needs to get healthy)
11) Phil Hughes
12) Curtis Granderson
13) Jorge Posada
14) Boone Logan
15) Francisco Cervelli

16) Derek Jeter (why is he still leading off?)
17) Marcus Thames
18) Austin Kearns
19) Lance Berkman
20) A.J. Burnett (securing his spot with each better start)
21) Joba Chamberlain
22) Ramiro Pena
23) Sergio Mitre
24) Ivan Nova (looking more like a bullpen option)
25) Javy Vazquez

Also Receiving Votes:

26) Dustin Moseley (first pitching option if somebody gets hurt)
27) Eduardo Nunez
28) Greg Golson (speed AND an arm)
29) Chad Gaudin
30) Chad Moeller
31) Jonathan Albaladejo (Joe doesn't seem to want to give him a chance)

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