Originally Posted by dougdirt
Once they started talking about batting Dunn 6th and or 9th, I turned it off the second I got out of the shower. Look, I dont like Dunn a whole lot as a player. He frustrates me more than any player I have ever seen. His batting average drives me insane. That said, his on base percentage is way to good to be hitting him 6th or 9th. In all honestly, bat him 3rd, let Edwin hit behind him, then have Griffey behind Edwin. I think that everyone benefits from that line up.
Griff will bat 3rd or 4th as long as he can get himself to the on-deck circle.
What you don't want is to put EE batting 4th SIMPLY because you think you need to break up the lefty-lefty hitters.
Batting Order should be:
CF - Freel
2B - Phillips
LF - Dunner
RF - Griff
3B - EE
C - Ross
1B - Hattenberg/Conine/
SS - Gonzo
Not too bad. Problem is with those last two spots. We lost ~40 HRs there between Kearns and Lopez - DON"T GET ME WRONG, I won't miss Lopie, his errors caused us to break even with his offense.
Phillips, EE, and Ross make up for it some, but we need a reliable 25/85-95 guy if we want to compete with the Big Boys in the Division, esp. considering our current pitching situation. In theory, that should be an OF-er and we put Dunn at 1B, where he belongs. If Joey Votto is the future, then put him in there next year.