Via PeteAbe, Joe Girardi announced that Brett Gardner will be the starting CF for the 2009 NY Yankees. I am far from shocked, considering Gardner has had a fantastic spring. In 22 ST games, Gardner has hit .385/.448/.673. Unfortunately, I have a hard time believing that Gardner will put up these epic numbers in the regular season. I sure hope he continues his hot hitting, but its probably not going to happen. Even if he hits .280/.340 that would be a success, because his defense is pretty great.