Originally Posted by Tom Servo
Cozart and Stubbs batting 1 and 2 is like the nightmare you never wake up from.
I certainly understand Dusty getting tired of having his lineups second guessed.
However, there is considerable research to back that putting high OBP guys at the top of the lineup yields the best results. ( See http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/200...your-lineup-by
While I fully realize the Reds have the best win-loss record in MLB at the moment, it could be even better with better lineups. I say why not try it, and see what happens.
My general lineup would be:
3. Votto/Frazier (1B)
5. Ludwick/Frazier (LF)
You can call me a ‘glass half empty’ guy, but I am actaully a perfectionist who always strives for the best my team can do. Nothing wrong with that, and in the playoffs it may make the difference between winning or losing.