Originally Posted by kbrake
Why the extremes? What would have been so hard about Robinson, Frazier, Votto, Bruce, Mes, Heisey/Paul, Cozart, Izturis, Leake? You don't have to fill the top of the lineup with guys who can't hit and I don't think it is out of line to question Dusty on it.
Why not the extremes?
If he doesn't "get it" then he probably should not care about where the players bat everyday, but he seems to care about a set lineup for certain players. There has to be a reason for that right?
Chances are he wants those guys to feel comfortable all the time, so you won't see Frazier batting at the top of the order one night and 6th the next night.
You know who never moves around in a Baker lineup? The power guys, they always get coddled in the Baker lineup, he's playing for the big inning more often then less, he's looking to pounce and kill all at once.
This is why the Reds look anemic in some sets of games than others, three games of waiting for the big inning and missing out will (and was) be painful.