Apparently it doesn’t matter that the regular season is over, the 2019 injury bug has followed the Yankees into the postseason. Giancarlo Stanton suffered a quad strain running down the line during his first at-bat in Game One of the ALCS. He was subsequently benched during Game Two, and was only available to pinch-hit. It’s unclear if he’ll be able to play the rest of the series. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt:
How can the Yankees maximize their lineup with Giancarlo Stanton injured?
There are a few different scenarios that could unfold here. Stanton might be available for the rest of the series, but only as DH. In that case, do they roll with Cameron Maybin in the outfield? Considering that Aaron Hicks hasn’t started the first two games of this series, they don’t seem to want to use him. If Stanton really can’t play, the Yankees could remove him from the roster, but then he wouldn’t be allowed to play for the World Series. Head over to the FanPost section and let us know what you think the Yankees should do about Stanton and the lineup. We’ll feature one of the submissions on the front page on Friday.
How will we select which FanPosts to promote to the front page? Some of it will be subjective. If you follow our tips, you should find yourself on the right track. We will also be looking for FanPosts with comments and recommendations. Depending on the number of responses we get, receiving some recs on your post could separate your FanPost from the crowd. Additionally, if your post has a number of comments then it may have sparked some worthwhile discussions. These are just a few things we’ll be looking for when we decide which post(s) to promote on the front page. We are always on the lookout for new talent, and the FanPost section can be a great way to get our attention.
Submit your answer in the FanPost section before Friday (October 18) for your post to be considered.