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    Votto bat 2nd?

    Since Votto obviously cannot drive the ball but continues to walk a lot and get his share of base hits, is it a crazy idea to bat him 2nd Phillips 3rd, Bruce 4th, Fazier 5th

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Not permanently, just to take the pressure off until he get has head straight...assuming that will happen

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    it isnīt crazy but we have played less than 10 games this season...

    you donīt change your line up with cause your best hitter had "not so good" 10 games

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    But it goes before this year, he hasn't homered since he came off his injury last year

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rantly View Post
    But it goes before this year, he hasn't homered since he came off his injury last year
    other than the BOMB in spring training

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    I've seen Yugo's with more power than Votto post injury.

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Not crazy at all. Since he has transformed into a Hal or Sean. (Except for that $20+ million a year salary)
    And please don't tell me about a torn meniscus sapping him of his power, it's beyond stupid.

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomnuetten View Post
    it isnīt crazy but we have played less than 10 games this season...

    you donīt change your line up with cause your best hitter had "not so good" 10 games
    Dusty changes lineups when the wind blows, I think Votto would be a team player and accept it.

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rantly View Post
    Since Votto obviously cannot drive the ball but continues to walk a lot and get his share of base hits, is it a crazy idea to bat him 2nd Phillips 3rd, Bruce 4th, Fazier 5th
    No it's not a crazy idea at all it makes a lot of sence . Even before the injury with his high obp it was a thought of many but I doubt dusty will try it at all. But I am on board.

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    With Choo and Votto back to back...I can see both getting on, Phillips grounding to 2nd getting them over, Bruce striking out, Frazier base hit -2 runs

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon7 View Post
    And please don't tell me about a torn meniscus sapping him of his power, it's beyond stupid.
    He had a torn meniscus that sapped him of his power.

    Now, call me "stupid".
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    In theory, if we're going by what statistics say would optimize our line-up, it would look like this:

    Choo
    Votto
    Frazier
    Bruce
    Phillips
    etc.
    etc.
    etc.
    Last edited by Jamz; 04-11-2013 at 02:05 PM.
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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    i have torn meniscus and thats not his power issue. i know we paid this man a ton of money, but we just need to cool down. he will work it out.

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    I can see one other possible bonus to moving Votto to 2nd in the order. It would limit the temptation for Dusty to sacrifice bunt!

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    Re: Votto bat 2nd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    He had a torn meniscus that sapped him of his power.

    Now, call me "stupid".
    C'mon, "put your left knee cartilage behind that swing and drive it out of here"


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