Originally Posted by Heath
That's because Ol' Russ brings the John Wayne-stature and swagger with the rose-colored outta-sight home run shot potential.
Take off the window dressing and you have a strike out machine with that long, loopy undercut.
Not only does your bench hit .200, so does your starting first baseman. Can't you just plug in Huff at 1b, pencil him in there and go with it, or does Huff get his gloves from AK Steel?
Aubrey has been hurt most of the season. I know he has played in less than 50 games. He can rake, he just has to get some consistent AB's. He'll finish up strong, if he even finishes with us. I know he went 4 for 5 tonight.
Our roster is really a piece meal. Wigginton is in RF and he should be playing 3B. Lee, I'm not sure why we have Lee, has been playing 1B while Aubrey plays 3B. Hmmmm.... Our OF is set and our catching is status quo (O'Brien reference) Lugo is a good SS and Cantu is a serviceable 2B who hits pretty well. There is talk of Cantu being moved for some pretty good pitching.
Personally, I would do the Crawford for Wainright and Duncan trade. I'd release Lee and let Duncan play every day. I'd go ahead and move Aubrey to pick up a decent starter and one prospect.
We'd line up with Kazmir, Wainright, Hendrickson, Shields and whoever we acquired in the trade for Huff.
Wigg at 3B, Lugo at SS, Cantu at 2b and Duncan at 1B. Young in RF, Baldelli in CF and Gomes in LF. I can live with that. Bench is still kaput but we may have a little money to fix that.