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    Two things seem apparent

    And I don't like it much. Over the last few ST games, Narron has either bat Alex Gonzales leadoff or second. Just as I feared. Although Gonzo has had a good spring (he's 5-14 in the 1 or 2 position), that will change as he creeps back to his career average. I just hope Narron has the good sense to dro him down when he shows he can't hit 1 or 2 every night, but I doubt he will.

    I'm also a little shell-shocked that our "aces" in Harang and Arroyo were hit hard the last two games. Arroyo hadn't allowed a run until today, but he got hit hard today. Another thing that seem apparent is Paul Wilson making the club. That's scary. I fear the worst on this--but hope for the best.

    I'm still optimistic about 2007, but that Narron guy worries me. Of course, that's no secret around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    And I don't like it much. Over the last few ST games, Narron has either bat Alex Gonzales leadoff or second. Just as I feared. Although Gonzo has had a good spring (he's 5-14 in the 1 or 2 position), that will change as he creeps back to his career average. I just hope Narron has the good sense to dro him down when he shows he can't hit 1 or 2 every night, but I doubt he will.

    I'm also a little shell-shocked that our "aces" in Harang and Arroyo were hit hard the last two games. Arroyo hadn't allowed a run until today, but he got hit hard today. Another thing that seem apparent is Paul Wilson making the club. That's scary. I fear the worst on this--but hope for the best.

    I'm still optimistic about 2007, but that Narron guy worries me. Of course, that's no secret around here.
    I'm not sure this is so apparent. I can't speak to the Gonzales place in the order, but I figure, it's spring, anything can happen. I'm also not terribly concerned with the outings that Aaron & Bronson have had. They'll come around.

    I'm not convinced that Wilson makes this club; certainly not after the outing he had today. Marty and Thom were talking about him going down to Louisville and seeing how things went, but I sure don't see him coming north with the ML team.

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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    Phillips has hit 3rd alot this spring, think he is going to be doing that in the regular season?
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    There is always a lot of lineup shuffling going on at this stage, trying to get players AB's and playing time. A lot of our regulars have been seeing spotty play. I wouldn't be too worried about the lineup at this stage. I doubt very much that Gonzo, with a .292 OB%, will be batting so high once the regular season starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Phillips has hit 3rd alot this spring, think he is going to be doing that in the regular season?
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    I'm also a little shell-shocked that our "aces" in Harang and Arroyo were hit hard the last two games.

    Another thing that seem apparent is Paul Wilson making the club.
    I wouldn't worry about our 'aces' in spring training. For all we know he's messing with a new pitch. Heck, AH got destroyed on opening day last year and went on to turn in a solid season. Once they throttle up closer to opening day we should see them return to form. Besides, spring training doesn't matter, right?

    Wilson is making the club? Besides your speculation, any solid evidence for that?
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    There is always a lot of lineup shuffling going on at this stage, trying to get players AB's and playing time. A lot of our regulars have been seeing spotty play. I wouldn't be too worried about the lineup at this stage. I doubt very much that Gonzo, with a .292 OB%, will be batting so high once the regular season starts.
    You would think...but Narron is a wild card who cannot be predicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    You would think...but Narron is a wild card who cannot be predicted.
    He maybe can't be predicted, but we can accurately predict that, like the swallows of Capistrano (or the Buzzards of Hinkley), RZ'ers will say that Narron is the wild card and can't be predicted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    You would think...but Narron is a wild card who cannot be predicted.
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    seeing as Freel/Jr have been out hopefully much can't be read into the lineups being sent out there.
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    Middle Infielders always bat 2nd and Catchers bat 8th.

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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    I'm also a little shell-shocked that our "aces" in Harang and Arroyo were hit hard the last two games. Arroyo hadn't allowed a run until today, but he got hit hard today. Another thing that seem apparent is Paul Wilson making the club. That's scary. I fear the worst on this--but hope for the best.
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    The dead arm period has arrived. It comes every year like the flowers in the spring. I even see it in my little leaguers. I wouldn't worry about it at the moment.
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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    It certainly doesn't seem apparent that Gonzo will bat 1-2 nor that Wilson will make the team.

    On the contrary, it seems apparent to me that Wilson will not make the team.

    I'm trying to figure out why you would assume Wilson has made the team. All he's been given is a opportunity, just like a ton of other players. He hasn't thrived during those opportunities.

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    Re: Two things seem apparent

    I can understand the fear of Gonzo hitting second some this season because I'm sure Narron will put him there from time to time. I disagree that Paul Wilson has the team made though. I think there is little chance of that happening.


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