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With Brett Gardner off the DL, Melky Cabrera Should Head to the Bench

September 7, Brett Gardner was activated from the disabled list, after spending nearly a month and a half there. Since then, Gardner has appeared in a majority of games, but it is evident Girardi views Melky Cabrera as the Yankees' starting center fielder.

Now, there are very few ways to quantify the influence a manager has. One sure thing a manager can do to help his team is to have his best options on the field more frequently than lesser options. Is Melky Cabrera the Yankees' best option in center field, with Gardner on the bench?

 

Offense

On the season, Melky Cabrera has a line of .280/.342/.427 in 492 plate appearances for a wOBA of .337(the average is .329). After Melky's 2008 struggles, these numbers are a welcome ...

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