I suppose one could make case for an argument that the Yankees are now kicking themselves for letting go Lance Berkman—who’s hitting .344 with 11 home runs by the way—considering their current problems at the DH spot.
But then again, hind sight is 20/20.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he'll go day-to-day with the DH duties and that no one is guaranteed playing time which is in direct relation to the current hitting woes of catcher Jorge Posada.
So what do you do with him?
I think Posada’s days are way behind him, especially with Jesus Montero closing in fast to take over the DH duties.
Through 109 at bats, Posada is uncharacteristically hitting .165 with six home runs and 15 RBI.
Getting back to that Berkman remark…..OUCH!
You’ll be safe and wise to officially pack it in on Posada and try your hand at a bevy of other players who are far more exciting than him right now.
Here’s a quick Pick-3 for your DH consideration:
Mitch Moreland – 1B, OF – Rangers: Moreland has been receiving more playing time than last year and he has rewarded Texas with a .289 average and five HRs. He’s not a solid hitter against lefties, but he is a serviceable player at the DH spot.
Matt Joyce – OF – Rays: He began the year 1 for 20, but that means zilch since he is currently the owner of a .368 clip with six homers and 19 RBI through 120 AB. He continues to dominate at the plate, and is a great consideration off the wire.
Cameron Maybin – OF – Padres: Remember this guy? Well, now would be a good time to jar your memory if not. Maybin has finally begun hitting as well as many thought he was capable of with his current .273 average alongside a surprising five home runs and 15 RBI.
The added value here, of course, is Maybin’s ability to steal bases (six currently on the season to only being caught twice) so if you’re looking for a decent add, Maybin is your man.