Re: Votto hitting leadoff
well, now if he could somehow NOT pencil in a SS - not named Keppinger - into the 2 hole, this might actually look like a Major League Lineup.
I mean seriously, you have 2 guys from the minors come up to play SS, and they are put into the 2 hole?!?!? To what, strike-out and hit .240. YES, that is an improvement over Corey Patterson, but COME ON.
I see no benefit - other than to have 2 crappy hitters in a row at the end of the lineup - but it's better than having 2 crappy hitters in a row at the TOP OF THE LINEUP!?!?!
put your light-hitting SS 8th - not 2nd!! UGH!!
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009