Originally Posted by kheidg-
Aurilia will be on the opening day roster barring an injury. I'd love to see him gone but with the way Narron is talking even a .058 batting average during ST will net Aurilia 3rd base.
I don't have a problem with Aurillia being on the opening day roster. It is Womack I have a problem with being on the roster. That said, I can live with both being there as long as they are used properly. EE has to start at 3B until he proves he cannot handle the job (which means worse than his ML numbers last year). Aurillia is insurance there. Pending a move in the OF, Freel probably should be starting at 2B, although I could live with Aurillia starting there and Freel playing 5 days at week at all positions in a supersub role. The key for me is that Aurillia needs to be in the lineup lower than the following players. Jr, Dunn, Freel, Pena, Kearns, Lopez. So he should probably never bat higher than 6 or 7. I can live with him hitting above LaRue and EE, but I think both of those guys ought to go higher too.
If in the lineup, Aurillia ought to bat eighth, maybe seventh once in a while. If Womack is in the lineup, he should be batting eighth for sure. And the two should rarely if ever play together, pending injuries. My real fear is that we'll see a lineup with Womack leading off and Aurillia batting second, without any injuries keeping people out. That is the Narron I fear.