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Why wouldn't the Brewers have signed Overbay to play 1st instead of Betancourt? Overbay is a former Brewer too if that was their main criteria (as it appears to have been). Plus, he was a guy the fans actually liked.
Word on twitter is that Betancourt got a $1.4 million deal. I doubt a guy would turn that down for a minor league deal, but I could be wrong.
Wells/Boesch/Rivera/Overbay/Hafner for 3 lineup spots seems a bit much in this day and age.
but then who is the backup CF? Ichiro?
My guess for opening day is something like this:
Keep in mind that Opening Day they're facing a lefty in Jon Lester, so its probably Rivera and Wells, possibly Nix as well, getting starts. I also expect Wells will play more than a strict platoon with Boesch would dictate. Rivera may start against some RHP too, though I'd expect Overbay to get more starts than Boesch.
You know, if the Yankees want to complete the set of ex-Jays who play toward the sluggish side of the defensive spectrum and don't hit much these days, I'm sure they could have Adam Lind for a decent A-ball prospect.
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