Opening Day Lineup
What are your predictions for Opening Day's lineup? It'll be tough for Dusty to seperate the starting left handers.
I'll go with:
If Bruce isn't with the Reds by Opening Day then I'll say:
Ross in the 8th spot is a given. 7th spot should be Gonzo. And the 9th spot will be Harang.
If Bruce isn't around then Freel will be starting Centerfield and batting leadoff.
I'm sure Dusty will have Griffey batting 3rd and Dunn 4th. Maybe vice versa.
Really the only problem I see with the Reds lineup is that they don't have a prominant lead off hitter so they're stuck using Freel, who makes too many outs to be a lead off hitter. They could put Phillips at lead off if they have to but that will hurt his RBI numbers and increase his SB numbers slightly.
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