Re: Horrible Lineup news
Originally Posted by tixe
When I saw the thread title I thought for sure Gonzo was going to be batting second.
What would be the logic of batting Phillips third? Is there something I'm missing? I can't come up with any reason for doing this. I'm not saying I can't come up with a good reason; I'm saying I can't even come up with a bad reason.
None at all.
Not that Dunn batting sixth makes much more sense....
My best guess for BP in the #3 hole is that Narron figures if he hit 17 homeruns and with 75 RBI's last year that a bulked up Brandon could put up even better numbers batting 3rd. The logic flaw here is that Brandon has a very low OBP for someone batting at the top of the lineup and he hit into a ton of double plays last year as well.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."