Originally Posted by corkedbat
IThe meat of our batting order should be Votto - Encarnacion - Bruce
I agree with that...In fact, I'd bat them 2,3,4 leaving Jay Bruce as my cleanup hitter. The only thing I'd alter would be the leadoff hitter...Dickerson against righties and Hairston against lefties. Taveras would be my #8 hitter...if he gets on, I let him steal away while the pitcher is batting. Hopefully, the leadoff hitter ends up coming up with Taveras on 3rd a lot, so a hit is a run.