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The Brett Gardner Decision: Why the Yankees Are Right to Pass on Carl Crawford

year ago, Yankees fans were in an uproar regarding Brian Cashman’s decision to take a pass on free agent outfield slugger Matt Holliday, instead opting to go with the speedy Brett Gardner in left field for the 2010 season. 

The reasoning, so he claimed?  Simple.  Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford would be a free agent at season’s end, and he was a much better fit for what the Yankees needed in their lineup--- an excellent defensive outfielder with a high on-base percentage and average, who provided a viable speed threat on the bases.

So, the Yankees wanted an outfielder with a decent glove who could get on base and wreak havoc with his speed?  Sound familiar?

Brett Gardner did almost exactly in 2010 what ...

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