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MLB Fantasy Baseball Fallout: Brett Gardner To Hit Leadoff for New York Yankees

into the season, while many felt the Yankees' best arrangement would be with Brett Gardner sitting atop the lineup, the constant chatter was that Derek Jeter would remain the leadoff hitter. 

For better or worse, the Yankees legend was getting the limelight, despite a .348 OBP in the leadoff spot in ’10, while Gardner would be hitting ninth.

However, all of that changed yesterday: Jack Curry of the YES Network posted on Twitter:

“Yanks say Gardner will leadoff on Opening Day against Verlander and Jeter will hit 2d. I like that move. Gardner offers a lot as leadoff man”

I will second his sentiment, though with a little bit more enthusiasm.

I love the move. 

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