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    Griffey DH in Cleveland

    This will probably start an argument but IMHO Griffey should DH all 3 games in Cleveland. We can have Castro at 3rd two days and maybe give Keppenger a shot at it one day. Griffey will need a rest after covering that right field at Petco Park (although it is not as huge as the one at PacBell in "San Fransissyco" as Nuxie calls it). He is on a great batting streak right now and the last thing we need is for his legs to get tired and have him get injured. I wonder if Narron will DH him 3 days in a row?
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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    I would DH Griffey game 1 and 3 and Dunn game 2.
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    Jr. should never play in the field if he doesn't have to . He's a defensive liability out there.
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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    I wouldn't disagree. The problem is where does the extra bat come from??? My guess would be Conine would get some PT.

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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Why are you trying to get at-bats for Castro?

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    I'm not in favor of any scenario that puts Castro in the starting lineup.
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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Castro is a good man to have on the bench for his defensive ability,but keep the bats away from him.
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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Quote Originally Posted by storrs19 View Post
    We can have Castro at 3rd two days and maybe give Keppenger a shot at it one day.
    Yeah, that Encarnacion guy wouldn't make sense here...


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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    I'm not in favor of any scenario that puts Castro in the starting lineup.
    Might as well not use a DH if you are going to put Castro in there. Just let the pitcher hit.

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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    The benefit of the DH is getting another bat in the lineup, not improving your defense. A few years ago, La Russa got pretty bad flack during the World Series for starting his defensively better catcher and letting his offensively better catcher play DH.
    I really wish they would've kept EE up because of the DH coming up. That way you could have Freel and Josh in there every day and let Dunn and Griff each take a day off in the outfield.
    But I suppose keeping EE up for a three game series isn't that bright in the whole scheme of things.

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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Can Keppinger play 3b?

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    Junior isn't a liability anywhere in the OF. CF is arguable due to his legs.

    I'm pretty sure Griffey openly dislikes the DH so I look for him to DH maybe one game, with Dunner getting the other two.

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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Can Keppinger play 3b?
    Yes, he's floated around like Freel has, although most of his playing time has been the middle infield.

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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Griffey's defense in RF this year has ranged from truly impressive, to truly abysmal.

    He still makes those Hall of Fame catches from time to time, but some of those errors... woah.

    And for that reason, I don't feel that Griffey or Dunn have the right to turn their noses up at the DH slot.
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    Re: Griffey DH in Cleveland

    Keppinger at 3b, Freel in RF, Hamilton in CF, Griffey DH.

    I agree Castro is better when coming off the bench. Might as well see what Keppinger can do.
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