"We think he's going to be on the roster... One of the reasons the baseball people signed Jacoby Ellsbury is the two of them together present a tremendous dynamic one-two or nine-one, whatever Joe Girardi decides to write in at the top of the lineup."
Levine also said this: "One will play left, one will play center, and it's a tremendous defensive situation. So no there's absolutely no intention to move Brett Gardner. We get inquiries about every single one of our players all the time, [GM Brian Cashman] listens, but there's no attempt here to trade or move Brett Gardner."
So, you're asking me, "What's going to happen now?" Look, it's my belief that if there is a 2nd baseman being dangled that is an upgrade from Kelly Johnson, or a starting pitcher that seems to be a perfect fit, look for the Yankees to possibly flip Gardy. Look, Gardy is safe, but he's safe for now, meaning, no one is truly untouchable, especially if it means bettering a ballclub.
I'll stick by Levine right now. Hopefully he's sincere and honest about Gardy.
In the meantime, when are the Yankees getting pitching?
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