Choo got it, dude.
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.
The article, IMO, doesn't really address the pressing issues on offense that plagued this team this past season, other then saying we need to find a stop-gap for Choo and put Hamilton back in AAA (which I agree with).
Any stop-gap we find certainly isn't going to give us the caliber of season at lead-off that Choo gave us. So IMO, there's a downgrade. Just read where the A's are going to exercise the '14 option on Crisp.
But what about at the #2 and #4 spots?
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"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Does anybody agree that the best way to treat billy Hamilton is to send him back down?
I keep waiting for Hamilton to stumble and he just keeps being billy Hamilton.
Isn't it time to free billy h?
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
Prado's bat would look really good in the #1 or #2 spot of the lineup. Not sure about his glove, but it is definitely versatile.
Prado, Guerrerro, Cozart, Profar and Frazier fighting for the three spots right of Joey works for me. I'd like to get Prado and one or two of the DBacks good young arms (starter and reliever) coming our way as well.
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
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