Originally Posted by nate
That's pretty much what the entire debate is about. If all your hitters have similar ability, it doesn't matter where they hit. If they have disparate ability, the better hitters should hit earlier and the "fast guys," "defensive specialists" and pitchers should be hitting later. Squeezing every last drop of production out of one's lineup should net a team a few wins each season. I think this is one of the few ways a manager makes a difference in his team's record.
Maybe that doesn't matter if you're a second division club. But it matters a lot to one that's on the cusp.
Like the 2010 Reds might be.
Nate you seriously write that so much better than I ever good. I wholely agree with each letter that you have written here. Good Job!