Re: Reds vs. Cardinals - 7/5/09
Taveras really is the perfect guy to bat 9th... I don't want him up with men on base and I certainly don't want him getting more PA than anybody else. Move everybody else up a slot and be done with it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.