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deltachi8
04-09-2008, 10:46 AM
Found this interesting from Yahoo player notes:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7435/news


Apr 8 OF Nick Swisher continued to impress from the leadoff spot, going 1-for-4 with a double and his ninth walk of the year Monday. What manager Ozzie Guillen really likes, however, is the .469 on-base percentage. Enough so that when Jerry Owens is ready to return from the 15-day disabled list with his groin problem, not only could there not be a spot, but there definitely might not be a leadoff spot for the speedster. "I'd rather be a guy who gets on base," Guillen said of his leadoff hitter. "All of a sudden he gets on base six times in a row by walks, and we need people on base when you have (Orlando) Cabrera and (Jim) Thome behind you. You get on base, you're going to score a lot of runs."

Chip R
04-09-2008, 10:48 AM
"I'd rather be a guy who gets on base," Guillen said of his leadoff hitter. "All of a sudden he gets on base six times in a row by walks, and we need people on base when you have (Orlando) Cabrera and (Jim) Thome behind you. You get on base, you're going to score a lot of runs."


That's just crazy talk.

Team Clark
04-09-2008, 11:30 AM
That's just crazy talk.

Why do all this "walking" when a Home Run is just as good? Isn't it more fun just to swing? DUH!! :D

Steve4192
04-09-2008, 01:08 PM
You get on base, you're going to score a lot of runs

Unpossible.

You have to FAST to score runs. Everyone knows that.

RedsManRick
04-09-2008, 01:08 PM
Unpossible.

You have to FAST to score runs. Everyone knows that.

Don't forget the productive out making. Productive outs are key!

KronoRed
04-09-2008, 01:50 PM
Whoa..you get on base you score runs? I thought getting on base was only ok if you can steal bases? otherwise you're out there just clogging the place up.

Yeesh..never gonna win like that.