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    What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    In this post-trade era, with all the complaining about Narron's lineups (and I agree), what would your ideal lineup be?

    Mine would look something like this:

    2B Freel
    SS Phillips
    LF Dunn
    CF Griffey
    1B Hatteberg (and sometimes Aurillia)
    3B Encarnacion
    C Ross
    RF Denorfia

    On days when Freel sits and either Aurillia, Clayton or Castro play (2B or SS), I would swap them with Denorfia in the order, allowing Deno to see some decent pitches with someone other than the pitcher batting behind him. For the time being, however, he does look overmatched, and a team in the midst of a playoff hunt can't afford that out of their leadoff hitter. Dunn should bat 3rd ahead of Griff in the cleanup spot with his higher OBP, and I'd like to see Freel and Phillips' speed at the top of the order like when it used to be Freel and FeLo. I like EdE in the six hole, hitting behind Hatteberg and his high OBP. Thoughts?
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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Freel-RF
    Hatteberg-1B
    Dunn-LF
    Edwin-3B
    Griffey-CF
    Aurilia-2B
    Phillips-SS
    Ross-C

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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    When Freel plays:

    2B Freel
    1B Hatteberg
    LF Dunn
    3B Encarnacion
    CF Griffey Jr.
    SS Phillips
    RF Denorfia
    C Ross/LaRue

    When Rich plays:

    RF Denorfia
    1B Hatteberg
    LF Dunn
    3B Encarnacion
    CF Griffey
    2B Aurilia
    SS Phillips
    C Ross/LaRue
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    You asked for it

    Rose 3B
    Griffey RF
    Morgan 2B
    Bench C
    Perez 1B
    Foster LF
    Concepcion SS
    Geronimo CF

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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Denorfia/Freel - RF
    Phillips - 2B
    Dunn - LF
    Griffey - CF
    Encarnacion - 3B
    Ross - C
    Hatteberg/Aurilia - 1B
    Clayton/Castro - SS

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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    2B Freel
    1B Hatteberg
    LF Dunn
    CF Griffey
    3B Encarnacion
    SS Phillips
    C Ross
    RF Denorfia
    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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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Freel 2B
    Deno CF
    Griffey RF
    Dunn LF
    Encarnacion 3B
    Hatteberg/Aurilia 1B
    Phillips SS
    Larue/Ross/Valentin C
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    Re: You asked for it

    Quote Originally Posted by Col_ IN Reds fan
    Rose 3B
    Griffey RF
    Morgan 2B
    Bench C
    Perez 1B
    Foster LF
    Concepcion SS
    Geronimo CF
    Not bad - but how bout:

    Morgan 2B
    E. Davis CF
    F. Robinson RF
    Foster LF
    Bench C
    Kluz 1B
    Rose 3B
    Larkin SS
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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Given the current mix:

    Freel - 2B
    Phillips - SS
    Dunn - LF
    Jr. - RF
    Encarnacion - 3B
    Hatteberg/Aurlia - 1B
    Denorfia - CF
    LaRue/Ross/Valentin - C
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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Freel 2B
    Deno CF
    Dunn LF
    Encarnacion 3B
    Griffey RF
    Hatteberg/Aurilia 1B
    Ross C
    Phillips SS

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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    RF - Freel/Denorfia
    1B - Hatteberg
    2B - Aurilia
    LF - Dunn
    CF - Jr.
    3B - Encarnacion
    C - Ross/LaRue/Javy
    2B - Phillips
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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Against LH pitchers
    Freel
    EE
    Dunn
    Ross
    Jr
    Aurilia
    Phillips
    Denorfia

    Against RH pitchers
    Freel
    EE
    Dunn
    Jr
    Ross
    Hatty
    Phillips
    Denorfia
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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    RF - Freel/Denorfia
    1B - Hatteberg
    2B - Aurilia
    LF - Dunn
    CF - Jr.
    3B - Encarnacion
    C - Ross/LaRue/Javy
    2B - Phillips
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    When did we do away with the SS?

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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    When did we do away with the SS?
    since Clayton and Castro got here?
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    Re: What would be your ideal Reds lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    since Clayton and Castro got here?
    Nah...that when we introduced the 2nd and 3rd pitcher.


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