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    Re: Feast or famine

    I think what's missing from this team is "MORE SPEED"..it doesn't necessarily mean Billy Hamilton.. I mean Derrick Robinson. This team doesn't steal bases at all..period! No one on this team can get on base and get into the opposing teams pitcher's head to cause him to make an mistake. Heisey is Ok but he swings from the heels too much. Just give Robinson a chance behind Choo in the second spot. Move Cozart behind Frazier. Put more speed at the top. But this Left, Right, Left Right junk Dusty wants to incorporate in the lineup is ridiculous. Speed Kills

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    Re: Feast or famine

    Quote Originally Posted by DWS1125 View Post
    I think what's missing from this team is "MORE SPEED"..it doesn't necessarily mean Billy Hamilton.. I mean Derrick Robinson. This team doesn't steal bases at all..period! No one on this team can get on base and get into the opposing teams pitcher's head to cause him to make an mistake. Heisey is Ok but he swings from the heels too much. Just give Robinson a chance behind Choo in the second spot. Move Cozart behind Frazier. Put more speed at the top. But this Left, Right, Left Right junk Dusty wants to incorporate in the lineup is ridiculous. Speed Kills
    Perhaps try him in the 2 spot as sort of a billy Hamilton preview. Use him to bunt choo over and pressure the defense. Speed does not slump. At least at that point the 2 hole fills a purpose. As much as I don't see him as ready I think billy may need to be brought up. The speed would be an instant jolt of energy to the lineup. If he bunted a lot it could mask his offensive shortcomings a d anytime he'd put a but down it'd not only get choo over but be a legit shot at a hit. Plus hitting in front of votto he'd see fastballs. Furthermore, I think just because of his speed he'd be a better cf than choo.

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    Re: Feast or famine

    Something has to be done to spark this club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix2 View Post
    Something has to be done to spark this club.
    The offense at least but the pitching looks great. The loss of ludwick is killing us. He's the one bat who we didn't have a similar player to jump in his spot. The approach by the batters isn't helping much either. Though billy isn't quite ready, he may be a spark with his speed. Also we have defensive weaknesses that need addressed as well.

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    Re: Feast or famine

    How sad that Homer Bailey gets a loss after this game. Right now it's just plain famine. We suck.
    I've said all winter they talk about this team winning the division and my comment is, they won't win it because, at the end of the day, they still are the Chicago Cubs, and they will figure out a way to screw this whole thing up. - Marty Brennaman

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    Re: Feast or famine

    Look on the bright side. At least Paul got a hit. If Heisey would have been in left it probably would have been a No No for Zimmerman.

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    Re: Feast or famine

    Reds lead the NL in BB%(10.2%), but are 2nd to last in contact %(77.2). Braves are last.


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