Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
BTW: This is until Griff is eventually moved to LF. At that point, I probably install Freel as the starting CF but work Deno into the lineup on an EXTREMELY consistent basis... Maybe flip-flop that and make Deno the starter and Freel the sub.... I'd just hafta see them perform and go from there. HOWEVER: If the kid Phillips is hitting AT ALL, I don't use Freel very often at 2b. I think Phillips will grow if we let him.
I do agree with the fact that phillips should be the starter, only based on the limitations of the poll, however when griffey returns and freel is not slated to play LF with dunn on first (as the lineup should be) I do not agree that phillips plays over freel ANY day of the week. Yes I agree that phillips should get the chance to prove he can play everyday, freel is too good to keep out of the lineup, and our ONLY proven leadoff hitter, not to mention the most exciting player to watch on this squad, (jr's swing is right up there)