Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Wow. My head is spinning. What happened? Seriously, WHO made out this lineup card? Darren Baker?
Seriously though, I kinda like it. I think Stubbs would have more success lower in the lineup. But we really don't have a prototypical leadoff man anyway. Heck, if you take speed out of the equation...Hanigan might be decent at leadoff. Doesn't strike out much, puts the ball in play at a nice clip, has excellent plate discipline and a nice OBP.
But until our hitters actually start hitting at a decent clip, no amount of lineup switching will make much difference. It's up to the players to hit themselves out of the doldrums.
Sir Charles, I will back you up on having the crazy thought that Hanigan might be a decent leadoff hitter too. It is just too bad that Dusty thinks the lead-off hitter "has" to be able to steal a bag. Otherwise, he might come up with this crazy idea too. On the other hand, no one has ever complained about a lead-off hitter's BA w/RISP.