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Benihana
07-18-2006, 08:06 PM
In this post-trade era, with all the complaining about Narron's lineups (and I agree), what would your ideal lineup be?

Mine would look something like this:

2B Freel
SS Phillips
LF Dunn
CF Griffey
1B Hatteberg (and sometimes Aurillia)
3B Encarnacion
C Ross
RF Denorfia

On days when Freel sits and either Aurillia, Clayton or Castro play (2B or SS), I would swap them with Denorfia in the order, allowing Deno to see some decent pitches with someone other than the pitcher batting behind him. For the time being, however, he does look overmatched, and a team in the midst of a playoff hunt can't afford that out of their leadoff hitter. Dunn should bat 3rd ahead of Griff in the cleanup spot with his higher OBP, and I'd like to see Freel and Phillips' speed at the top of the order like when it used to be Freel and FeLo. I like EdE in the six hole, hitting behind Hatteberg and his high OBP. Thoughts?

reds44
07-18-2006, 08:10 PM
Freel-RF
Hatteberg-1B
Dunn-LF
Edwin-3B
Griffey-CF
Aurilia-2B
Phillips-SS
Ross-C

OnBaseMachine
07-18-2006, 08:13 PM
When Freel plays:

2B Freel
1B Hatteberg
LF Dunn
3B Encarnacion
CF Griffey Jr.
SS Phillips
RF Denorfia
C Ross/LaRue

When Rich plays:

RF Denorfia
1B Hatteberg
LF Dunn
3B Encarnacion
CF Griffey
2B Aurilia
SS Phillips
C Ross/LaRue

Col_ IN Reds fan
07-18-2006, 08:14 PM
Rose 3B
Griffey RF
Morgan 2B
Bench C
Perez 1B
Foster LF
Concepcion SS
Geronimo CF

dougdirt
07-18-2006, 08:19 PM
Denorfia/Freel - RF
Phillips - 2B
Dunn - LF
Griffey - CF
Encarnacion - 3B
Ross - C
Hatteberg/Aurilia - 1B
Clayton/Castro - SS

RedsManRick
07-18-2006, 09:16 PM
2B Freel
1B Hatteberg
LF Dunn
CF Griffey
3B Encarnacion
SS Phillips
C Ross
RF Denorfia

Puffy
07-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Freel 2B
Deno CF
Griffey RF
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3B
Hatteberg/Aurilia 1B
Phillips SS
Larue/Ross/Valentin C

Puffy
07-19-2006, 11:42 AM
Rose 3B
Griffey RF
Morgan 2B
Bench C
Perez 1B
Foster LF
Concepcion SS
Geronimo CF

Not bad - but how bout:

Morgan 2B
E. Davis CF
F. Robinson RF
Foster LF
Bench C
Kluz 1B
Rose 3B
Larkin SS

M2
07-19-2006, 11:46 AM
Given the current mix:

Freel - 2B
Phillips - SS
Dunn - LF
Jr. - RF
Encarnacion - 3B
Hatteberg/Aurlia - 1B
Denorfia - CF
LaRue/Ross/Valentin - C

NJReds
07-19-2006, 11:52 AM
Freel 2B
Deno CF
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3B
Griffey RF
Hatteberg/Aurilia 1B
Ross C
Phillips SS

Chip R
07-19-2006, 11:54 AM
RF - Freel/Denorfia
1B - Hatteberg
2B - Aurilia
LF - Dunn
CF - Jr.
3B - Encarnacion
C - Ross/LaRue/Javy
2B - Phillips
P

flyer85
07-19-2006, 11:57 AM
Against LH pitchers
Freel
EE
Dunn
Ross
Jr
Aurilia
Phillips
Denorfia

Against RH pitchers
Freel
EE
Dunn
Jr
Ross
Hatty
Phillips
Denorfia

smith288
07-19-2006, 12:22 PM
RF - Freel/Denorfia
1B - Hatteberg
2B - Aurilia
LF - Dunn
CF - Jr.
3B - Encarnacion
C - Ross/LaRue/Javy
2B - Phillips
P
When did we do away with the SS?

flyer85
07-19-2006, 12:31 PM
When did we do away with the SS?since Clayton and Castro got here?

smith288
07-19-2006, 12:37 PM
since Clayton and Castro got here?
Nah...that when we introduced the 2nd and 3rd pitcher.

Chip R
07-19-2006, 12:40 PM
When did we do away with the SS?

:doh:

I meant RA at 2b and Phillips at SS.

Falls City Beer
07-19-2006, 12:42 PM
Freel 2nd
Dunn LF
Hatteberg 1st
Encarnacion 3rd
Junior CF
Denorfia RF
Phillips SS
Larue C

WVRed
07-19-2006, 12:48 PM
LF-Alfonso Soriano
SS-Jose Reyes
CF-Carlos Beltran
1B-Albert Pujols
3B-Alex Rodriguez
RF-Lance Berkman
C-Joe Mauer
2B-Chase Utley
P-Francisco Liriano

smith288
07-19-2006, 01:00 PM
LF-Alfonso Soriano
SS-Jose Reyes
CF-Carlos Beltran
1B-Albert Pujols
3B-Alex Rodriguez
RF-Lance Berkman
C-Joe Mauer
2B-Chase Utley
P-Francisco Liriano
Touche`

But methinks you misunderstood the excercise. ;)

Guacarock
07-19-2006, 01:23 PM
Freel 2B/RF
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3B
Griffey CF
Hatteberg/Aurilia 1B
Ross C
Phillips 2B/SS
Denorfia RF or Clayton/Castro SS

Caveat Emperor
07-19-2006, 02:34 PM
Freel - 2B
Phillips - SS
Dunn - LF
Griffey - RF
Hatteberg - 1B
Aurillia - 3B
Denorfia - CF
LaRue -C
Arroyo - P

Edwin sits because RedsZone is more amusing to read when he's not playing. :evil:

boobhat
07-19-2006, 03:15 PM
rf denorfia
2b phillips
lf dunn
1b mr hat/aurillia
cf griffey
c ross/larue/not valentin
3b ede
ss clayton/castro

Marc D
07-19-2006, 04:00 PM
CF Deno/Freel
1B Hatte
LF Dunn
3b EE
RF Griffey
SS Phillips
2B Aurilia
C Ross
P

Better defense and better O

KronoRed
07-19-2006, 04:04 PM
Freel..Freel less
RF Freel
SS Phillips
LF Dunn
CF JR
3B EE
2B Richie
1B The Hat
C LaRue

Falls City Beer
07-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Call me utterly perplexed at Phillips in the two spot.

I'd love to hear the rationale. I'm not being glib, either. I'd really like to hear the argument for Phillips second.

smith288
07-19-2006, 04:11 PM
Call me utterly perplexed at Phillips in the two spot.

I'd love to hear the rationale. I'm not being glib, either. I'd really like to hear the argument for Phillips second.
He has a nice smile? No good?

KronoRed
07-19-2006, 04:12 PM
He has speed..that's all I can I got.

WMR
07-19-2006, 05:57 PM
LF - Freel
3B - Ede
1B - Dunn
RF - Griffey
2B - Aurilia
C - Ross
SS - Phillips
CF - Deno

Hatte gets less PT but the outfield D becomes GG-caliber. Still use Dunn some in LF when Freel is needed elsewhere or want to get Hatte into the game. It is a lot to ask of Dunn, but I think he can do it.

redsrule2500
07-20-2006, 02:02 AM
1. 2b Freel
2. Lf Dunn
3. Cf Griffey
4. 3b Aurilla
5. Ss Phillips
6. Rf Denorfia
7. 1b Hatteberg
8. C Ross/larue