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Friday, April 10, 2009
The Yankees' 'good' problem


Newsday's Wallace Matthews writes about the Yankees' "good" problem: It's a big machine with many parts. Those parts are not, however, interchangeable. Jorge Posada can't play center field, Johnny Damon can't play third base, and Xavier Nady can't hit or field or run like Nick Swisher can. That's just science.

Girardi shouldn't change Swisher's role because of one big game against a lousy pitching staff. He should change Swisher's role because the best way to win games is to have the maximum amount of talent on the field for the maximum number of innings. And right now, Girardi's not getting that done.