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EddieMilner
04-12-2007, 12:13 PM
According to C. Trent's Blog EE and Hamilton will start Friday in Wrigley. He postulates that Freel will play 2nd and Phillips will get an extra day- off. If this is so, whats your line-up?

Mine:
Freel - 2nd
Hamilton - CF
Dunn - LF
EE - 3B
Griffey - RF
Hatteberg - 1B
Ross - C
Gonzalez - SS

Thats a whole lot of lefties going against Zambrano.

Degenerate39
04-12-2007, 12:16 PM
I'll take it.

BRM
04-12-2007, 12:18 PM
Swap Hat/Hamilton and Gonzo/Ross and I can see Jerry running that out there.

redsfan30
04-12-2007, 12:31 PM
That's one hell of a lineup right there.

fisch11
04-12-2007, 12:52 PM
According to C. Trent's Blog EE and Hamilton will start Friday in Wrigley. He postulates that Freel will play 2nd and Phillips will get an extra day- off. If this is so, whats your line-up?

Mine:
Freel - 2nd
Hamilton - CF
Dunn - LF
EE - 3B
Griffey - RF
Hatteberg - 1B
Ross - C
Gonzalez - SS

Thats a whole lot of lefties going against Zambrano.


If you want lefties, then why not swap in Javy for Ross? Ross will catch for Bronson on Saturday, plus LHP in Hill is pitching. Mine would go:

Freel
Hatty
Dunn
EE
Griffey
Hamilton
Gonzalez
Javy

I would like for Hambone to hit up furhter than the 6 hole, but with Narron's LRL philosophy I guess that's a good problem to have.

Jpup
04-12-2007, 01:18 PM
So much for Ryan Freel being the everyday center fielder. I guess it's a good problem to have right now though.

Cedric
04-12-2007, 01:19 PM
So much for Ryan Freel being the everyday center fielder. I guess it's a good problem to have right now though.

Sadly this looks like just a one day thing.

RedsManRick
04-12-2007, 01:28 PM
I think Javy starts as well. Swap Javy in for Ross and I think you've got it.

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2007, 01:35 PM
On a side note, glad to see that EE's "send a message" deal was just that -- send the message and move on. Glad he'll be back in the lineup. The Reds need his bat if they're going to compete.

I'm also of the opinion that as long as Hamilton hits, he's an everyday player somewhere on the diamond.

gobucks106
04-12-2007, 01:37 PM
2B Freel
CF Hamilton
3B Encarnacion
LF Dunn
RF Griffey
1B Hattaberg
SS Gonzanlez
C Valentin

I go with Valetin at catcher. I've seen Roos strike out one to many times. Hes at-bats have been horrible.

Chip R
04-12-2007, 01:54 PM
2B Freel
CF Hamilton
3B Encarnacion
LF Dunn
RF Griffey
1B Hattaberg
SS Gonzanlez
C Valentin

I go with Valetin at catcher. I've seen Roos strike out one to many times. Hes at-bats have been horrible.


Yeah. Ross has looked pitiful swinging the bat. The swing just looks half hearted and he's swinging at pretty much everything they throw up there. Almost like he can't wait to get back to the dugout. You could time his bat speed with an hour glass.

Heath
04-12-2007, 01:57 PM
Yeah, but I think Ross is a better C defensively than Valentin.

But, again, so is a cement wall.

Chip R
04-12-2007, 01:59 PM
Yeah, but I think Ross is a better C defensively than Valentin.

But, again, so is a cement wall.

:laugh: I wouldn't be surprised to see Moeller get a start down the road. Maybe Sunday or Monday. They say he handles pitchers well and God knows Milton can use all the help he can get.

redsrule2500
04-12-2007, 01:59 PM
Where do you get these lineups so early? Who gets them from Jerry?

UGADaddy
04-12-2007, 01:59 PM
Hamilton - CF
Freel - 2nd
Dunn - LF
EE - 3B
Griffey - RF
Hatteberg - 1B
Gonzalez - SS
Valentin - C

I like the pop that Josh provides at the top of the order. And it sets up the L-R-L-R for the top 5 guys in the order. I also like Valentin getting more shots as a starter. He's earned it. Especially against RH pitchers like Zambrano.

EddieMilner
04-12-2007, 02:01 PM
this is just speculation. I went to C. Trents Blog (http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/2007/04/r-legs-d-backs-411-quest-for-sac-bunt.asp) and we stated the thing about EE and Hamilton starting on Friday.

The_jbh
04-12-2007, 04:58 PM
If Hamilton continues to produce, Narron could set a world record for different line ups this year. With Freel at 2b I like

2B Freel
CF Hamilton
LF Dunn
3B Encarnacion
RF Griffey
1B Hatteburg
SS Gonzo
C Valentin


I think Hamilton pushes Freel back into a legitimate supersub

i'd be willing to bet Freel starts one game at 3B towards the end of the week to get Hamilton in the lineup

Ron Madden
04-12-2007, 05:10 PM
:laugh: I wouldn't be surprised to see Moeller get a start down the road. Maybe Sunday or Monday. They say he handles pitchers well and God knows Milton can use all the help he can get.

Milton/Moeller :eek: That's one weak battery.

reds44
04-12-2007, 05:23 PM
I'll go:
Freel - 2nd
Hamilton - CF
Dunn - LF
EE - 3B
Griffey - RF
Hatteberg - 1B
Gonzalez - SS
Javy- C

BEETTLEBUG
04-12-2007, 06:37 PM
I'll go
Freel-2B
Hamilton-CF
Dunn-LF
EE-3B
JR.-RF
Hattiberg-1B
Castro-SS
Javy-C
Aaron-P

Dunner44
04-12-2007, 06:40 PM
Yeah, Castro, Freel or Phillips would have to play SS with Gonzo out on grief leave.

buckeyenut
04-12-2007, 08:51 PM
I really hope they slide Phillips to SS and put Freel at 2B while he is gone vs running Castro out there at SS.

11larkin11
04-12-2007, 10:30 PM
Freel can play SS can't he? I know it isn't a great thing, but I'm sure he'd do fine there and let Phillips stay comfortable at 2B.

Kc61
04-13-2007, 12:21 AM
I really hope they slide Phillips to SS and put Freel at 2B while he is gone vs running Castro out there at SS.

I respectfully, but completely, disagree. This is why Castro is there. He has played well in spots during a long career.

Freel hasn't played infield in quite some time and isn't good defensively. Phillips is out of position at short, hasn't played there much at all.

Play Castro at short, hit him eighth, bring up Hopper or Bellhorn for more offense off the bench.