|07-04-2006, 11:46 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2006
Does Narron Get It?
"He's No. 2: Adam Dunn hit second Monday for the eighth time this season. "I just like the idea of him getting on base, hopefully it gets him another at-bat in the game," Narron said. Asked if Dunn would see better pitches in front of Ken Griffey Jr., Narron gave another reason. "I don't think it's because he's in the No. 2 spot," Narron said. "It's definitely won us one game and it might win us another."" - Reds.com
I also can't believe Rich Aurilia (I do actually like him in the lineup...later down in the order) is still batting cleanup. What is Narron trying to prove? The guy is not a cleanup hitter. Period.
I know the lineup is still the least of our concerns, but I also think it should be more stable creating a more consistent output of runs. I like what our offense is doing right now, but it'd be nice to avoid more of the games where we score 0-2 runs. We have too many offensive weapons to score so few runs so many times. I think a consistent lineup like the one below would do that:
Phillips (If Freel is in, move BP back to 7th)
EE (If he ever returns.....no excuse for him not being back up here)
I think the lineup spots 2-6, and 8 shouldn't change. Having two speedy guys (Phillips, Lopez, or Freel) ahead of the on-base machine (Dunn) and Griffey (most productive RBI guy) would create havoc for the opposing teams. Will that lineup happen? Probably not for many reasons, one being Griffey is entrenched in the 3 spot for some reason and Narron is obsessed with RA in the 4 spot, etc, etc.
I still think Narron is a decent manager, but when will he take it to the next level? Can he?
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|07-04-2006, 12:01 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Brownsburg, Indiana
Re: Does Narron Get It?
Nah, having been in the game for all those years, I don't think he would understand something like that.
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