Re: Ludwick out - The batting order going forward?
Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps
About about Bruce 3rd and Votto 4th?
As far as I know this has never been tried, but I think the time has come in regards to Jay Bruce to give him the best chance to succeed.
If he can't hit with Votto behind him, then he's never going to be anything more than what he has been. I'd drop Phillips to 5, so Votto at least has some protection, and move Cozart to 2nd I guess.
It's an interesting idea. You have to take into consideration how many plate appearances Votto could potentially lose as well as the fact you are putting Votto farther away from the best OB guy on the team (other than Votto, of course).
I don't hate the idea at all. I actually think I really love the idea of a Choo/Hanigan/Bruce/Votto/Phillips/Frazier/Cozart/Heisey lineup, but like I said we all know Hanigan won't hit 2nd.
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