Re: 7/29/13 Reds at "Fathers" (Joey & Jay batting back to back)
Originally Posted by westofyou
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.
What would be your ideal lineup for tonight's game (with the players who are available)?
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN