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Be four-warned: A-Rod should bat third

It would make sense to put Cano in Rodriguez's cleanup spot. Too bad it won't happen.

Updated: February 26, 2012, 12:16 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- There is no doubt that the best team the New York Yankees can put on the field includes Alex Rodriguez at third base, and the best batting order Joe Girardi can send out includes Alex Rodriguez in the lineup.

But is it still a given that the best Yankees lineup is built around Alex Rodriguez as its cleanup hitter?

Girardi says he thinks so. Rodriguez says he hopes so. Robinson Cano says he doesn't care.

And as of today, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, ...

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