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Derek Jeter or Brett Gardner Leading off for New York Yankees: Does It Matter?

of the few remaining decisions for the New York Yankees in this spring training is a final choice of leadoff hitter.

The choice for manager Joe Girardi comes down to Derek Jeter or Brett Gardner.

Jeter is a 16-year veteran who had a down year in 2010.  Jeter has made adjustments to his setup at the plate which have been successful this spring.  He is a career .300 hitter, and there is no real reason to believe he won't be much better this year.

Two years ago, when Johnny Damon was still with the Yanks, Girardi experimented in the spring by flipping Damon and Jeter in the order. 

Damon had almost always been a leadoff hitter during his career, including his first years as a Yank.

The primary reason ...

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