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Benihana
08-14-2006, 04:31 PM
ie phillips has to stay at 2B

Mine would be the same as yesterdays, if you flip flop Dunn and Griffey:

RF Freel
1B Hatteberg
LF Dunn
3B Encarnacion
CF Griffey
SS Aurillia
2B Phillips
C Ross

In an ideal world I would have BP at SS and RA at 2B. Also I could live with Ross and BP switching spots in the order, putting BP's speed on the bases for a bunt.

reds44
08-14-2006, 04:32 PM
RF Freel
1B Hatteberg
LF Dunn
3B Encarnacion
CF Griffey
SS Aurillia
2B Phillips
C Ross

I agree with you.

GullyFoyle
08-14-2006, 04:41 PM
I like it...

dabvu2498
08-14-2006, 05:38 PM
Put Freel in CF and Griff in RF and it's a good one.

RedsManRick
08-14-2006, 05:43 PM
Assuming we can't move Junior to RF and Phillips to SS, I agree.

Big Klu
08-15-2006, 01:03 AM
In a perfect world, Griffey moves to RF with Freel to CF, and Phillips to SS with Aurilia starting fulltime at 2B. But since such position changes are not likely to occur until the offseason, here is my lineup:

Freel rf
Hatteberg 1b
Encarnacion 3b
Dunn lf
Griffey cf
Aurilia ss
Phillips 2b
Ross c
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Castro and Clayton provide defensive relief for Aurilia at SS. Castro is the primary defensive replacement at SS, but if Aurilia bats and reaches base in a situation that calls for a pinch-runner, then Clayton runs for him and remains in the game at SS.

RedsManRick
08-15-2006, 01:05 AM
Having Castro and Clayton is purely redundant. Cut Clayton, bring up Deno as the 5th OF/PR.

Far East
08-15-2006, 01:32 AM
Castro is the primary defensive replacement at SS, but if Aurilia bats and reaches base in a situation that calls for a pinch-runner, then Clayton runs for him and remains in the game at SS.

Excellent suggestion!

I don't think opposing pitchers would not enjoy trying to wade through your proposed lineup. Best one I've seen all season!

I've added OBP to your batting order just for the record.

Ross's OBP is better than some of those ahead of him, but with 3 catchers playing almost on alternating days, the catcher at # 8 (instead of moving Ross up on his day to play) maintains stability to the lineup that should keep that form day after day.

Freel - .386
Hatteberg - .423
Encarnacion - .391
Dunn - .377
Griffey - .298
Aurilia - .334
Phillips - .342
Ross - .370

The_jbh
08-15-2006, 03:38 PM
Freel
Hatteburg
Dunn
Encarnacion
Aurilla
Griffey
Phillips
Ross


Ross as our 8 hitter? thats a pretty good line up.
honestly this past week has proved to me that no one is afraid of Ken Griffey JR any more. The other night (i forget which night) the phillies pitched to him late game with 1st base open and 2 out so they didnt have to face EE

Wheelhouse
08-15-2006, 03:44 PM
RF Freel
LF Dunn
CF Griffey
3B Encarnacion
SS Aurilia
1B Hatteberg
2B Phillips
C Ross

Puffy
08-15-2006, 04:16 PM
Freel
Dunn
EdE
Griffey
Hatteberg
Aurilia
Phillips
Ross

Reds Fanatic
08-15-2006, 06:04 PM
Freel
Dunn
EdE
Griffey
Hatteberg
Aurilia
Phillips
Ross

That is the lineup I like too. Dunn has great numbers this year when batting 2nd. Batting 2nd Dunn has an OBP of .433, SLG of .627 and a BA of .333.

redsfan4445
08-16-2006, 03:00 PM
Freel RF
Hatteberg 1B
Griffey CF/Dunn LF
Edwin 3B
Dunn LF/Griffey CF
Aurelia SS
Ross C
Phillips 2B


Either one for the rest of the season.. NOMORE LaRue starts or
Clayton starts either

When Ross needs a day off, start Valentin

flyer85
08-16-2006, 03:14 PM
any one that does not include either Larue or Clayton

WVRedsFan
08-17-2006, 12:57 AM
My ideal lineup?

RF - Freel
2B - Phillips
CF - Griffey
3B - Encarnacion
LF - Dunn
SS - Aurilia
1B - Hatteberg
C - Ross

I like Phillips' speed and ability to bunt in the 2 hole. I also like the bottom order of Aurilia and Hateberg at the bottom of the lineup. To this warped old mind, this is better balanced. I leave Griffey in the 3 hole because it appears he's coming around and Freel at leadoff because there is no other choice.

BTW, tomorrow's lineup will likely be without Junior because his mother is undergoing cancer surgery. Looks like tomorrow will be:

CF - Freel
LF - Dunn
1B - Aurilia
3B - Encarnacion
2B - Phillips
RF - Hollandsworth
C - Larue
SS - Castro

Or something like that.

oregonred
08-17-2006, 01:28 AM
Freel RF
Hatteberg 1B
Griffey CF/Dunn LF
Edwin 3B
Dunn LF/Griffey CF
Aurelia SS
Ross C
Phillips 2B


Either one for the rest of the season.. NOMORE LaRue starts or
Clayton starts either

When Ross needs a day off, start Valentin

We have a winner! I know you are really Jerry Narron but wisely decided to misspell "Aurelia" just to throw us off your scent...

8/16 actual lineup...
Ryan Freel RF Season .290 7 24
Scott Hatteberg 1B Season .325 11 38
Ken Griffey Jr. CF Season .242 23 64
Edwin Encarnacion 3B Season .298 11 55
Adam Dunn LF Season .252 35 81
Rich Aurilia SS Season .280 16 45
Brandon Phillips 2B Season .292 11 57
Ross C Season .279 14 35
Bronson Arroyo P Season .125 2 6

7-2 victory:beerme: :beerme: :beerme:

redsrule2500
08-17-2006, 02:02 AM
This is always fun

RF FREEL
1B HATTEBERG
3B ENCARNACION
LF DUNN
CF GRIFFEY JR
SS PHILLIPS
2B AURILLA
_C ROSS