Stubbs is the future lead-off man so might as well let him stay there. You could go Dickerson in a platoon situation if he is healthy but I still like Stubbs here.
Rolen in the 2-hole is interesting. He is a veteran hitter who knows how to work the count which also helps with Stubbs and the running game. I don't think he is the power hitter he was but is a smart hitter.
Votto is our best hitter and therefore in the 3-hole.
Phillips has improved in the 4-hole this year but I'm not against switching Rolen and Phillips (thoughts).
I struggle with putting Bruce this high with his low average but I do like what I have seen from him in the last week or so. If he can become the player he was projected to be, this is the spot for him. It certainly is not a given he is ever going to be that guy however.
I think LF is a definite platoon situation next year unless we make a big trade. Gomes/Dickerson anyone??
Catcher/7-hole. If we are able to resign Hernandez for a lower $$ then he moves up in the line-up. If we go with Hannigan/Tatum/Miller, then 7th is the highest they can bat.
Janish's glove has won me over but he is a 7/8 hitter not a 2. Come on Dusty get a clue please.
Don't trade pitching for anyone. Do consider trading some of our other younger players as we don't seem to have a defensive position for all of them.