Re: Is Junior an example?
Originally Posted by UGADaddy
Agreed on the difference in pre- and post-2000. But I'm not so sure moving him up in the order is going to help this team. I think he's good in the 4-5 spots. I'd rather have guys like Hatte, Freel, and Phillips near the top. Guys like Griff, Hamilton, and Dunn need to stay back in the middle of the order.
Pre-2000 Griff needed to stay back in the order. This new Griffey needs to be setting the table for the middle of the order, except, now that he's an on base threat, he's not a stolen base threat (not that he ever really stole a ton). He's also not going to go 1st to 3rd that much. So that shakes up to about a 6 hole hitter in my estimation. That also gives the 4-5 guys some protection just based on the aura of Ken Griffey Jr hitting behind them. If he finds his stroke, then move him back up, but for now he does the most of the team right where he is.
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."