Originally Posted by RedEye
From what I've seen, the projection is that lineup maximization would add about 20 runs to the Reds' offense per season. That works out to about 2 extra wins or so, which could come in handy in September, to be sure.
I've never understood the argument that "it won't be that much of a difference anyway." If there is any chance for a positive change, I'd like the team to make it pronto.
In the Reds case we are talking four reliable hitters. Four.
Three of them are already bunched up. Votto, Phillips, Bruce.
Want to bunch them with Choo, go ahead. Nobody here is saying no.
Think it will make much difference? Doubtful. It leaves five worse hitters all in a row.
The Reds need a couple of additional good hitters. The batting order is not the real fix. It's a band aid, a minor upgrade.