|09-24-2013, 01:57 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Robinson or Izturis for the (last spot) I'd use Robinson for late inning defense, pinch running, speed in general and small ball.
For the wildcard game, we will likely only go with 6 RP in the bullpen, well 7 with Mike Leake.
If we win the wildcard game, Bailey will start Game 1 of the NLDS followed by Cueto in Game 2 and Arroyo in Game 3.
The remaining 5 games, I would start Billy Hamilton in CF, in the 2 hole. Phillips moves to the 4 hole (by necessity) and Ludwick to the bench. Hamilton changes the game in all facets, puts pressure on the defense and the pitcher, fires up the team, the crowd and ramps up the energy and atmosphere. He is the biggest game changer I have ever witnessed.
|09-24-2013, 03:05 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Re: Playoff Roster
Solid plan, but there's no way Dusty doesn't play Ludwick in the first two games of the NLDS (if they make it). Hamilton will only be used in late inning situations, like now.
I don't think they have enough confidence in his ability to get on base at this point to start him, which is a shame.
|09-24-2013, 07:41 AM||#4|
The Big Dog
Join Date: Jul 2006
Re: Playoff Roster
I'd sub Izturis for Hannahan. You have to have a guy on the bench who can play the MI positions. Hannahan can't play SS or 2B (neither can Frazier before anyone says so). Izturis can play those and also man 3B in an emergency. Neither of these guys has any business in an important game, so if have to have a guy on the roster in case of emergency, I want the one with the most utility.
I'd use Cingrani or Duke in the last spot. Like having lefty's to force the other team to burn their guys.
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