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    Re: Great Lineup Finally Constructed By Dusty

    Some Dusty insight on lineup construction. Spots 1 and 2 are apparently superfluous.

    After getting the day off Tuesday, Frazier returned to the lineup Wednesday against the A's, batting in the two-hole for the first time in his career, as manager Dusty Baker tries to jump-start his slumping third baseman.

    "It can't hurt him," Baker said.

    When Baker puts together a lineup, he takes into account a player's personality, his propensity to hit into double plays, whether he's right- or left-handed, and various other factors. As for Wednesday's order, Baker said it had a lot to do with the importance of the sixth spot behind Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, where Frazier has been most of the season.

    "[The] fifth and sixth spots, those are RBI slots," Baker said. "Three and four get on, then five and six have a lot of opportunities, which we do here. I figured we'd try to get him going
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    Re: Great Lineup Finally Constructed By Dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    As for Wednesday's order, Baker said it had a lot to do with the importance of the sixth spot

    "[The] fifth and sixth spots, those are RBI slots," Baker said.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Great Lineup Finally Constructed By Dusty

    I'm not even going to say anything.

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    Re: Great Lineup Finally Constructed By Dusty

    dear dusty,

    donīt try to explain your lineup, you make it worse...

    tomnuetten...


    not a bad idea to hit him 2nd (short term) to get him going... brandon phillips is not the best #2 hitter out there (double play)...

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    Re: Great Lineup Finally Constructed By Dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    It is kind of neat to watch Frazier put up nearly identical numbers to Rolen's last year and not take 1/100th of the grief.
    That's not exactly true, though. He's played better defense than Rolen did.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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