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WMR
04-14-2006, 04:39 AM
Thoughts? Freel's in left field as was discussed somewhere else. Dunner at 1st. If those two moves don't happen then just view the poll as establishing the hierarchy behind Freel when Freel IS at 2nd.

Oh, and you don't necessarily HAVE to jettison Tony Womack even if you pick that choice. ;)

savafan
04-14-2006, 04:41 AM
eh, where's the poll?

Dunn needs to be at first with Freel getting most of the playing time in the outfield. Let Phillips and Womack battle it out to see who's the better choice for second, although I like Phillips.

WMR
04-14-2006, 04:58 AM
I chose the first option, Jettisoned Womack and brought back Deno b/c he'll now be the 4th outfielder and get PLENTY of ABs each week.

WMR
04-14-2006, 05:03 AM
BTW: This is until Griff is eventually moved to LF. At that point, I probably install Freel as the starting CF but work Deno into the lineup on an EXTREMELY consistent basis... Maybe flip-flop that and make Deno the starter and Freel the sub.... I'd just hafta see them perform and go from there. HOWEVER: If the kid Phillips is hitting AT ALL, I don't use Freel very often at 2b. I think Phillips will grow if we let him.

KronoRed
04-14-2006, 05:08 AM
I didn't get past (Jettison TW) before clicking with glee ;)

GAC
04-14-2006, 05:25 AM
Let Phillips and Womack battle it out to see who's the better choice for second, although I like Phillips.

Battle it out with bats.... and I hope Phillips uses a corked bat and gets most of the licks in. ;)

We already know what Womack can (or can't) do. IMO - he shouldn't even be in the equation. He is just "muddling the waters".

Dump his butt and bring Denorfia back up. Play Freel and Phillips at 2B.

The thing that bothers me is that Phillips, regardless of his "problems" in Cleveland is still, IMO, a young, raw, undeveloped talent. I want to see this kid given a chance and what he can do. Does he possess the potential, and can he be straightened out?

If he doesn't get the playing time, then we'll never know.

This organization has got to come to a decision on this and quick IMO. And they need to start "weeding out" guys like Womack, Abad (he's 33 yrs old, and has proven little)... and yes, even RA after this year.

But this bottleneck at 2B is simply ridiculous. It's like they are saying "We really can't make a decision at this stage. We're waiting for someone to step it up."

How can anyone when Narron is trying to give them all playing time? That is really limiting guy's A/Bs.

So, with the options presented above... I went with the first.

Jpup
04-14-2006, 08:28 AM
how about putting Freel at 2nd base and calling up Denorfia. Get rid of Womack and let Phillips and Aurilia back up Felo and Freel. I also don't have much problem with Hatteberg at 1st base so far, but I would rather see Dunn there everyday.

tripleaaaron
04-15-2006, 01:51 AM
BTW: This is until Griff is eventually moved to LF. At that point, I probably install Freel as the starting CF but work Deno into the lineup on an EXTREMELY consistent basis... Maybe flip-flop that and make Deno the starter and Freel the sub.... I'd just hafta see them perform and go from there. HOWEVER: If the kid Phillips is hitting AT ALL, I don't use Freel very often at 2b. I think Phillips will grow if we let him.

I do agree with the fact that phillips should be the starter, only based on the limitations of the poll, however when griffey returns and freel is not slated to play LF with dunn on first (as the lineup should be) I do not agree that phillips plays over freel ANY day of the week. Yes I agree that phillips should get the chance to prove he can play everyday, freel is too good to keep out of the lineup, and our ONLY proven leadoff hitter, not to mention the most exciting player to watch on this squad, (jr's swing is right up there)

reds44
04-15-2006, 01:54 AM
Put BP in the 8 hole, put his glovely defense to work, and work with him on his swing.

BP at what 24? Is already are best defensive seconds baseman, and has some serious wheels.

Although I am always for playing the younger guys.

DropDocK
04-15-2006, 10:30 AM
I'd like to see Phillips in more, assuming Freel is already in the lineup. He's still very young and should be given more of a chance than being a back-up to TW. Dump TW so they can start either Freel or Phillips and RA can cover all the infield positions and get spot starts.