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lollipopcurve
08-17-2008, 09:00 AM
I'm of the opinion that Votto might be better than Bruce in the 3rd slot. I think Votto brings a better plan to the plate than Bruce does, and I'm concerned that Bruce appears to beat himself up when he does poorly. Votto is a mature, cerebral guy who studies hitting, and I think right now he's better equipped to handle the pressure.

Anybody agree?

mth123
08-17-2008, 09:24 AM
Bruce, Phillips, Dickerson should bat 5,6,7. Let the running game play out down in front of the bottom of the line-up. Votto 3rd, EdE 4th. Need better guys at 1 and 2.

RedsManRick
08-17-2008, 11:01 AM
At this point, I'd go:

Dickerson
Votto
EE
Bruce
Phillips
Keppinger
Hairston/Patterson
Hannigan

mth123
08-17-2008, 11:40 AM
Call up Tonys Guttierrez and his .400+ OBP from AA and platoon him at1B with Kepp.

Guttierrez/Kepp 1B
Hanigan C
Votto LF
EdE 3B
Bruce RF
Phillips 2B
Dickerson/Hairston CF
Janish SS

In the off-season trade for a SS of the future who can lead-off, let the 1B platoon hit second. The catcher (whoever it may be) can bat 8th.

When Alonso is ready he can move in the middle somewhere with Votto in the 2 spot.

harangatang
08-18-2008, 02:16 AM
At this point, I'd go:

Dickerson
Votto
EE
Bruce
Phillips
Keppinger
Hairston/Patterson
HanniganYep, might as well put your highest OPS guy in the 3 hole where he belongs.