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brm7675
12-22-2010, 07:24 PM
Why not give him a shot, yes he is not fast, but so what, he gets on base and isn't that more important? I mean bat him leadoff, but Phillips in the 2 spot with Votto in the 3 hole and Bruce batting 4.

Hondo
12-22-2010, 09:32 PM
Why not give him a shot, yes he is not fast, but so what, he gets on base and isn't that more important? I mean bat him leadoff, but Phillips in the 2 spot with Votto in the 3 hole and Bruce batting 4.

Well, IMO a true lead off hitter is what this team needs, a High OBP guy...

brm7675
12-23-2010, 01:00 PM
Well, IMO a true lead off hitter is what this team needs, a High OBP guy...

In a perfect world you are right, and I am sure Walt is efforting to get that done, but if come opening day he hasn't, I still would like to see Dusty think outside the box and give Hannigan a try, he can't be any worse then Orlando was and how long did Dusty give that a try.

Captain13
12-23-2010, 02:07 PM
"Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me." I think I've heard that before...don't really agree.

Hondo
12-23-2010, 02:21 PM
In a perfect world you are right, and I am sure Walt is efforting to get that done, but if come opening day he hasn't, I still would like to see Dusty think outside the box and give Hannigan a try, he can't be any worse then Orlando was and how long did Dusty give that a try.

How about we just stay in Baseball world and the Reds acquire a High OBP guy, the reds were 2nd to last in the NL in OBP for Lead Off hitters last year.

brm7675
12-23-2010, 03:21 PM
How about we just stay in Baseball world and the Reds acquire a High OBP guy, the reds were 2nd to last in the NL in OBP for Lead Off hitters last year.

that is way way way much eaiser to say then do. Again we have to look at what possibilities we have on teh team presently that would work and I think hannigan might be that answer.

Hondo
12-23-2010, 03:30 PM
that is way way way much eaiser to say then do. Again we have to look at what possibilities we have on teh team presently that would work and I think hannigan might be that answer.

I am not saying I want Hanigan to Lead off...

But answer this:

Who leads off when Hernadez is the Catcher?

brm7675
12-23-2010, 04:42 PM
I am not saying I want Hanigan to Lead off...

But answer this:

Who leads off when Hernadez is the Catcher?

It would depend on whose pitching, I would go with either phillips or Stubbs.

Hondo
12-23-2010, 04:47 PM
It would depend on whose pitching, I would go with either phillips or Stubbs.

Phillps batted .251 in the lead off role last year and hit .306 in the 2 hole last year...

Stubbs would be the only choice I would go with.

brm7675
12-23-2010, 04:54 PM
Phillps batted .251 in the lead off role last year and hit .306 in the 2 hole last year...

Stubbs would be the only choice I would go with.

Again to me it would be based off of whom is pitching and i think if done that way both can be successful.

Orodle
12-23-2010, 05:33 PM
Hanigan makes sense when you look at what a leadoff hitter should be. He gets on base! Who cares if he can run if you have Votto driving him in! However, Dusty would rather have someone with speed who cant get on base lead off.

brm7675
12-23-2010, 05:51 PM
Hanigan makes sense when you look at what a leadoff hitter should be. He gets on base! Who cares if he can run if you have Votto driving him in! However, Dusty would rather have someone with speed who cant get on base lead off.

I would to, but that is not easy to find. Speed does you no good on the bench...;)