Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Who is the Face of the Yankees?

With Derek Jeter gone, retired, and likely married to Hannah Davis right now who is the new face of the New York Yankees? The answer may not be as simple as one would think unfortunately. I have seen many around the Yankees blogosphere and around the beat writers saying that it is Alex Rodriguez. News flash guys, we see through your attempts to garner views and readers by pushing the envelope and I personally did not click a single one of those links. Sorry, not buying it.

The Yankees currently sport home grown talent in left field with Brett Gardner and on the pitcher’s mound with David Robertson (assuming he comes back), Ivan Nova, Shane Greene, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren, and others. In my opinion the face of a franchise has to be an everyday player so Gardner has to win this one by default, no?

That doesn’t downplay the importance of Gardner to the Yankees and it doesn’t make him any less deserving either. New comers like Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, and Brian McCann will get their shot at it but it’s probably too soon to consider any of them at this moment. Mark Teixeira ruffled a few feathers this season with his inability and unwillingness to play through injuries this season and is also likely out of contention in the race for the face of the Yankees.

The face of the Yankees has to be a player that not only the team can gather and rally around but the fans have to be involved to. I’ve already donned Gardner as the next Yankees captain so why not the face of the franchise as well, right? Don’t the two go hand in hand? So an early congratulations to Gardner from us here at The Greedy Pinstripes on the promotion. 


  1. Jeff Levin

    I did not forget you. It has been raining, 40 degrees, I've been lazy, or working until dark since I sent you that comment about the seats. I will get to it!

  2. Sure you will! No worries. I can't even guarantee I'll be able to help you. Engines are more my specialty. I may tell you just to weld the brackets to the floorboard!

    1. I have all the pieces I will just be damned if I know where to put them. Plus when you have a wife that's barely 5' welding them to the floorboard is not really an option if I ever plan on driving her convertible lol

  3. I just figured it would have to be someone that played everyday. If there is an exception to every rule, and there is, then I guess Tanaka could be it for the Yankees. He has the hype, the following, etc. and the production to back it up.


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