Re: Opening day lineup 2012
I Think you mean Rolen 3B.
It's a good lineup, and it seems pretty close to conventional thinking (though I'd put Rolen ahead of Stubbs). It still depends on a lot of things, however:
-Sappelt has to overcome a lot of competition in LF. Alonso, Frazier, and Heisey would also be applying for a starting role. Also, he has to become a better baserunner, or else Stubbs will continue to lead off and he will be shuffled to the 6 and 7-holes like Lewis.
-Phillips has to be resigned or have his option picked up.
-Dusty has comfortable jutting Votto and Bruce up against each other for the long run.
-Cueto has to be comfortable in a starting day role.
-Cozart has to prove himself over the full season, and Janish has to continue struggling the way he has.
-No major trades are made.