Seems like a good start to me. But you never know what will happen so I guess all we can do is wait two more weeks.
IMO, Votto would be a better #2 hitter than leadoff. He is PATIENT, and is also left-handed, which also helps when your lead-off guy gets on first. He also should be probably the #2 OBP guy on the team.
I too doubt that Mr. Anti-Base Clogger Baker would see that as a benefit though.
Problem with our lineup? Too many HR's, and not enough scrappy slap-hitters.
Come to think of it, is that REALLY a problem?!?!?
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009
FIRE DUSTY Never mind. The man is clearly a genius.
I wish we could get a speedy SS to lead off...nobody in this lineup should ideally hit 1st.
I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.
Lets just hope Gonzalez doesn't hit second. With Baker filling out the card every night, I am sure we will see it soon enough.