Originally Posted by Edd Roush
I would really like to see an experimental line-up like the one below
Votto (let him do his thing and get on base, don't forget that he had 41 SBs the past two seasons)
Dunn (let your best offensive asset get the most ABspossible)
Griffey (let your 2nd best hitter get as many ABs as possible and drive in a ton of runs)
Phillips (I don't mind Phillips batting 4th if it's after Dunn)
EdE (Break-out season waiting to happen)
Kepp (Let the man do his thing and get hits)
Freel/Hopper/Patterson (having a poor OBP doesn't matter in the 7 hole)
Ross (hopefully he can be closer to his 2006 numbers than his 2007 numbers in 2008).
I know this line-up will not happen, but it sure would produce more runs over a full season than Dusty's.
I like that point about the number 7 hole. I also like the speed factor at the bottom of the lineup. Speed can make up for a below average
sacrafice bunt by the pitcher if the number 7 hitter is on first or second. (Assuming the catcher is not on base).