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    Bad lineups, Houston-style

    The Astros ran out this stinker on Monday:

    Biggio 2B
    Everett SS
    Berkman 1B
    Lee LF
    Ensberg 3B
    Scott RF
    Burke CF
    Ausmus C

    Does anyone in the Central know how to put together a lineup? Everett batting 2nd? (FWIW, he was down in the #7 spot last night).

    It's stuff like this that can make even the most jaded fan (i.e., me) think we could win the division.

    It raises another question, is Narron actually league average? Would that make his VORM (Value Over Replacement Manager) 0.0?

    Nah, couldn't be. Could it?
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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    where did CF Chris Burke hit?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    The Astros ran out this stinker on Monday:

    Biggio 2B
    Everett SS
    Berkman 1B
    Lee LF
    Ensberg 3B
    Scott RF
    Ausmus C

    Does anyone in the Central know how to put together a lineup? Everett batting 2nd? (FWIW, he was down in the #7 spot last night).

    It's stuff like this that can make even the most jaded fan (i.e., me) think we could win the division.

    It raises another question, is Narron actually league average? Would that make his VORM (Value Over Replacement Manager) 0.0?

    Nah, couldn't be. Could it?
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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    where did CF Chris Burke hit?
    Burke hit 7th on Monday.

    Last night's lineup looked better.

    C Biggio 2B
    C Burke CF
    L Berkman 1B
    C Lee LF
    M Ensberg 3B
    J Lane RF
    A Everett SS
    B Ausmus C

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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    where did CF Chris Burke hit?
    Oops, fixed it.
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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Thats 3 easy outs at the bottom of that lineup. For all the crap Zo and DRoss get, they're better than Everett and Ausmus. (Though Asumus is a great defensive catcher) Gotta love Huston.
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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    The NL Central is VERY righthanded.
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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    The NL Central is VERY righthanded.
    Giving Eric Milton a snowball's chance in Hades, odds of succeeding.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Giving Eric Milton a snowball's chance in Hades, odds of succeeding.
    No kidding. Milton's OPSA last year:

    vs. Left - .607
    vs. Right - .854

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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Their lineup isn't that bad though.

    Everett & Ausmus are pretty horrible (but both are GREAT defensively)... Burke is decent but nothing special... Lee, Ensberg, and Berkman are all pretty nasty

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    Re: Bad lineups, Houston-style

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    The NL Central is VERY righthanded.
    That's true, both in hitting and pitching. Kind of makes you think we don't have to force feed Milton into this rotation just because he's LH.

    I think the Cubs have an awfully good lineup but I do think they're susceptible to tough RHPs and there are a lot in the Central.


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