Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I'm hoping Edwin hits cleanup. He's a much better option there than Brandon Phillips. JMO.
I dont think anyone wants Brandon to bat 4th. But if you're going to split up Bruce and Votto, a RH hitter has to bat 4th. Maybe Dusty feels that batting 4th is too much pressure for EE. As much as I don't like Dusty the strategist, I think he is very attuned to what his players can and can't handle psychologically. Nothing is forever. Just because Brandon't batting 4th on Opening Day doesn't mean he'll still be there in June or August. Perhaps if EE gets more confidence, Dusty will move him to 4th.