A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

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    The Rangers seem to have our number: time to turn the tides.

    Go Lackey!

     
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    Doubront spent most of his minor league career pitching at 90-91. Then the last year or 2 up to 95.

    This year we have hgh testing and he's back to 90-91.

    Hmmmm.

     
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    Doubront spent most of his minor league career pitching at 90-91. Then the last year or 2 up to 95.

    This year we have hgh testing and he's back to 90-91.

    Hmmmm.




    He was throwing 94 in his first few starts. Dont think it was that.

    Its his conditioning. or lack there of.

     
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    Losing 3 mph in a week is not good though. Even I'm starting to think Webster would be a better option right now. Doubront is not going to be nearly as effective pitching 89-91.                                                                      

     
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    Doubront spent most of his minor league career pitching at 90-91. Then the last year or 2 up to 95.

    This year we have hgh testing and he's back to 90-91.

    Hmmmm.




    Does Bautista come to mind?.....Hmmmmmm.

     
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    Lester vs Darvish

    Showdown.

     
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    A couple of thoughts before bed:  Pedroia needs to hit second in the order. This is where he is best suited. He is not an RBI guy. He is hurting the team in the three hole. Drop Shane down and hit Pedroia second, Ortiz third and Napoli fourth. Middlebrooks needs to grab some pine. Play Ciriaco a few games and let Will sit. Maybe this will help him. It is becoming painful to watch him. Seriously consider promoting Lavarnway , and moving Salty or Ross. Do not give Doubront more than one more start unless he shows improvement.  Maybe put him on the D. L. and give Webster the shot. The team is off to a very good start , but the warts are starting to show. It is time to do some tweaking. Good night. 

     
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    Losing 3 mph in a week is not good though. Even I'm starting to think Webster would be a better option right now. Doubront is not going to be nearly as effective pitching 89-91.                                                                      




    100% agree. Plus with a weak arm his off speed stuff wont be as effective either.

     
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    A couple of thoughts before bed:  Pedroia needs to hit second in the order. This is where he is best suited. He is not an RBI guy. He is hurting the team in the three hole. Drop Shane down and hit Pedroia second, Ortiz third and Napoli fourth. Middlebrooks needs to grab some pine. Play Ciriaco a few games and let Will sit. Maybe this will help him. It is becoming painful to watch him. Seriously consider promoting Lavarnway , and moving Salty or Ross. Do not give Doubront more than one more start unless he shows improvement.  Maybe put him on the D. L. and give Webster the shot. The team is off to a very good start , but the warts are starting to show. It is time to do some tweaking. Good night. 




    I agree about pedey back at #2. Vic can help balance the bottom of the lineup IMO.

    Doubie should get checked out and possibly DL'd until they figure it out. Agree, Webster gets a couple starts in his place.

    Im not for getting rid of Salty just yet. His offense is better than last year, but it looks like he took a step back behind the plate after improving a lot last year on his D.

    Stay with WMB. Ciriaco will be a worse option. Even though Middy isnt on his game 100%, his defense is still better than PC as well as his offense.

     
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    Very very ugly outing for Doub.  And certainly one that raises questions about his place in the rotation.  He has to do much much better his next couple of starts.




    Two more starts-three at the very most-where he does not show significant improvement and he should be buried at Pawtucket via the DL until he learns to throw strikes. If we didn't have other options we would have to suffer through watching more of the same crap from Doubront; fortunately, we do have options.

     
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    Very very ugly outing for Doub.  And certainly one that raises questions about his place in the rotation.  He has to do much much better his next couple of starts.

     




    Two more starts-three at the very most-where he does not show significant improvement and he should be buried at Pawtucket via the DL until he learns to throw strikes. If we didn't have other options we would have to suffer through watching more of the same crap from Doubront; fortunately, we do have options.

     




    That weak arm might concern Farrell enough to DL him before his next start. Maybe not, but i think if he does make another start and has the same issues, a DL stint is inevitable

     
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    Very very ugly outing for Doub.  And certainly one that raises questions about his place in the rotation.  He has to do much much better his next couple of starts.

     




    Two more starts-three at the very most-where he does not show significant improvement and he should be buried at Pawtucket via the DL until he learns to throw strikes. If we didn't have other options we would have to suffer through watching more of the same crap from Doubront; fortunately, we do have options.

     

     




    That weak arm might concern Farrell enough to DL him before his next start. Maybe not, but i think if he does make another start and has the same issues, a DL stint is inevitable

     



    The drop in velocity is definitely a concern SP. Wonder if he is experiencing "dead arm" or something like that. If he had a real injury I don't think they would have left him in the game that long. We'll see; there are other options.

     
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    Very very ugly outing for Doub.  And certainly one that raises questions about his place in the rotation.  He has to do much much better his next couple of starts.

     




    Two more starts-three at the very most-where he does not show significant improvement and he should be buried at Pawtucket via the DL until he learns to throw strikes. If we didn't have other options we would have to suffer through watching more of the same crap from Doubront; fortunately, we do have options.

     

     




    That weak arm might concern Farrell enough to DL him before his next start. Maybe not, but i think if he does make another start and has the same issues, a DL stint is inevitable

     

     



    The drop in velocity is definitely a concern SP. Wonder if he is experiencing "dead arm" or something like that. If he had a real injury I don't think they would have left him in the game that long. We'll see; there are other options.

     

     




    Both Doubie and farrell say theres no pain or anything that would resemble an injury. Its weird. personally, I think it has to do with his lack of off season conditioning. He threw just under 90IP in 2011 because of injuries due to being out of shape again. He jumped to 161IP in 2012. Thats a signifigant jump in IP, so an off season shoulder program was vital. He had shoulder issues right out of the gate and looked terrible when he showed up to camp. This kid needs to take this more seriously or his spot should be given to someone who does.

     

     
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    A couple of thoughts before bed:  Pedroia needs to hit second in the order. This is where he is best suited. He is not an RBI guy. He is hurting the team in the three hole. Drop Shane down and hit Pedroia second, Ortiz third and Napoli fourth. ...




    I disagree.

    1) It's a widely believed myth that Pedey thrives best in the 2 slot.

          2 slot: .374/.463/.837  (2678 PAs)

          3 slot: .366/.447/.814  (489 PAs)

          4 slot: .442/.675/1.117 (139 PAs)

        One could better argue batting Papi 3rd and Pedey 4th.

    2) Victorino should bat 2nd, but only vs LHPs. His splits are not favorable vs righties (.330 career OBP vs .372 vs LHP). He should not have batted 2nd last night. 

    3) Nava should bat 2nd vs RHPs not Victorino. (I'd even bat Gomes 2nd vs Shane vs lefties, and if Nava cools down, I'd put Gomes up 2nd until things change.)  Nava has a fantastic career OBP vs RHPs: .376. He should stay up 2nd unless he seriously cools down.

    4) Papi up 3rd makes a lot of sense, especially vs RHPs.

    5) If Shane/Gomes vs LHPs and Nava vs RHPs start to fade, then of course a Pedey-Papi-Naps 2-3-4 line-up can be utilized, but with Gomes and Nava getting on base so well, so far, I don't see the need to make a knee-jerk switch. 

    6) Having Napoli up 5th lengthens the line-up considerably, and many baseball pundits stress the importance of the #5 hitter in a line-up. Who bats 5th if we go with Pedey, Papi, Naps 2, 3 & 4? Middlebrooks? (Laughable right now) Nava/Victorino-Gomes? (Weak in power)  Salty? Drew? I think not.

     

    We should go with this for a while longer:

         vs RHPs    vs LHPs

    1)          Ellsbury

    2) Nava        Victorino/Gomes

    3) Papi          Pedey

    4) Pedey       Papi

    5)         Napoli

    6)  Drew       Gomes/Victorino

    7)       Middlebrooks (Ciriaco?)

    8) Salty         Drew

    9) Victorino   Ross    

     

    I'm OK with keeping Papi and Pedey set at 3 & 4 vs all pitchers.

    2013 splits:

    vs RHPs

    Carp  .519/1.080/1.599

    Papi  .563/1.033/1.596

    Nava .410/.515/.924

    Naps  .327/.567/.893

    Ells    .389/.500/.889

    Salty .319/.476/.795

    Ross  .375/.357/.732

    Pedey .386/.330/.716 (Poor slg% dragging him down)

    Ciriaco .333/.333/.666

    Vict   .351/.314/.665

    Drew .333/.279/.612

    Gomes .344/.259/.603 (Shoul seriously avoid ever facing RHPs)

    Midds  .205/.386/.590  (No better options.)

     

    vs LHPs

    Nava  .364/.579/.943 (Not likely to continue vs LHPs)

    Naps  .344/.567/.910

    Ross   .261/.619/.880 (Poor OBP)

    Gomes .438/.435/.872 (That OBP needs to bat 2nd vs lefties)

    Carp     .500/.333/.833 (just 4 PAs)

    Ciriaco .364/.444/.808 

    Pedey  .412/.393/.805 (Again, the low slg% dragging down the OPS)

    Papi     .316/.412/.728 (This should turn around.)

    Midds  .313/.400/.713

    Vict     .310/.269/.580 (Freakishly against his career norm)

    Drew  .182/.368/.550

    Ells     .255/.245/.500 (Needs monitoring)

    Salty  .250/.154/.404 (Ross should start vs all LHPs as I suggested in March.)

     

     

     
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    Both Doubie and farrell say theres no pain or anything that would resemble an injury. Its weird. personally, I think it has to do with his lack of off season conditioning. He threw just under 90IP in 2011 because of injuries due to being out of shape again. He jumped to 161IP in 2012. Thats a signifigant jump in IP, so an off season shoulder program was vital. He had shoulder issues right out of the gate and looked terrible when he showed up to camp. This kid needs to take this more seriously or his spot should be given to someone who does.

    I'm no spring chicken, and one thing I have noticed about human behavior and personality is that it is very very rare for someone to radically change who they are after their teen years. It happens at times, but very unfrequently. 

    Felix and his conditioning really concerned me a few years ago, but I gave him the benefit of doubt and hoped for the best, but I still often suggested trading him based mostly on the attitude issue, not his skillset. Coming to camp out of condition again just about was the last straw, but since he has such nasty stuff, I was OK with giving him a chance to show improvement.

    It is still way too early to judge, but the trend is not encouraging so far.

     
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    A couple of thoughts before bed:  Pedroia needs to hit second in the order. This is where he is best suited. He is not an RBI guy. He is hurting the team in the three hole. Drop Shane down and hit Pedroia second, Ortiz third and Napoli fourth. ...

     




     

    I disagree.

    1) It's a widely believed myth that Pedey thrives best in the 2 slot.

          2 slot: .374/.463/.837  (2678 PAs)

          3 slot: .366/.447/.814  (489 PAs)

          4 slot: .442/.675/1.117 (139 PAs)

        One could better argue batting Papi 3rd and Pedey 4th.

    2) Victorino should bat 2nd, but only vs LHPs. His splits are not favorable vs righties (.330 career OBP vs .372 vs LHP). He should not have batted 2nd last night. 

    3) Nava should bat 2nd vs RHPs not Victorino. (I'd even bat Gomes 2nd vs Shane vs lefties, and if Nava cools down, I'd put Gomes up 2nd until things change.)  Nava has a fantastic career OBP vs RHPs: .376. He should stay up 2nd unless he seriously cools down.

    4) Papi up 3rd makes a lot of sense, especially vs RHPs.

    5) If Shane/Gomes vs LHPs and Nava vs RHPs start to fade, then of course a Pedey-Papi-Naps 2-3-4 line-up can be utilized, but with Gomes and Nava getting on base so well, so far, I don't see the need to make a knee-jerk switch. 

    6) Having Napoli up 5th lengthens the line-up considerably, and many baseball pundits stress the importance of the #5 hitter in a line-up. Who bats 5th if we go with Pedey, Papi, Naps 2, 3 & 4? Middlebrooks? (Laughable right now) Nava/Victorino-Gomes? (Weak in power)  Salty? Drew? I think not.

     

    We should go with this for a while longer:

         vs RHPs    vs LHPs

    1)          Ellsbury

    2) Nava        Victorino/Gomes

    3) Papi          Pedey

    4) Pedey       Papi

    5)         Napoli

    6)  Drew       Gomes/Victorino

    7)       Middlebrooks (Ciriaco?)

    8) Salty         Drew

    9) Victorino   Ross    

     

    I'm OK with keeping Papi and Pedey set at 3 & 4 vs all pitchers.

    2013 splits:

    vs RHPs

    Carp  .519/1.080/1.599

    Papi  .563/1.033/1.596

    Nava .410/.515/.924

    Naps  .327/.567/.893

    Ells    .389/.500/.889

    Salty .319/.476/.795

    Ross  .375/.357/.732

    Pedey .386/.330/.716 (Poor slg% dragging him down)

    Ciriaco .333/.333/.666

    Vict   .351/.314/.665

    Drew .333/.279/.612

    Gomes .344/.259/.603 (Shoul seriously avoid ever facing RHPs)

    Midds  .205/.386/.590  (No better options.)

     

    vs LHPs

    Nava  .364/.579/.943 (Not likely to continue vs LHPs)

    Naps  .344/.567/.910

    Ross   .261/.619/.880 (Poor OBP)

    Gomes .438/.435/.872 (That OBP needs to bat 2nd vs lefties)

    Carp     .500/.333/.833 (just 4 PAs)

    Ciriaco .364/.444/.808 

    Pedey  .412/.393/.805 (Again, the low slg% dragging down the OPS)

    Papi     .316/.412/.728 (This should turn around.)

    Midds  .313/.400/.713

    Vict     .310/.269/.580 (Freakishly against his career norm)

    Drew  .182/.368/.550

    Ells     .255/.245/.500 (Needs monitoring)

    Salty  .250/.154/.404 (Ross should start vs all LHPs as I suggested in March.)

     

     



    Pedroia is not a cleanup hitter. You complain about small sample sizes, then use one to argue for Pedroia hitting fourth. Dustin has but 12 RBIs so far. From what I can see , he is pressing a bit. Bailing and trying to drive the ball, he is unable to handle the outside corner. I think he would be more comfortable hitting second. Would probably see more fastballs as well. Right now , we do not have a good option to bat fifth, but that is something that will have to be worked out. Pedroia is out of his element in a power spot in the order. I do not think the batting order should be based on past year's stats. It should reflect current performance. 

     
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    A couple of thoughts before bed:  Pedroia needs to hit second in the order. This is where he is best suited. He is not an RBI guy. He is hurting the team in the three hole. Drop Shane down and hit Pedroia second, Ortiz third and Napoli fourth. ...

     




     

    I disagree.

    1) It's a widely believed myth that Pedey thrives best in the 2 slot.

          2 slot: .374/.463/.837  (2678 PAs)

          3 slot: .366/.447/.814  (489 PAs)

          4 slot: .442/.675/1.117 (139 PAs)

        One could better argue batting Papi 3rd and Pedey 4th.

    2) Victorino should bat 2nd, but only vs LHPs. His splits are not favorable vs righties (.330 career OBP vs .372 vs LHP). He should not have batted 2nd last night. 

    3) Nava should bat 2nd vs RHPs not Victorino. (I'd even bat Gomes 2nd vs Shane vs lefties, and if Nava cools down, I'd put Gomes up 2nd until things change.)  Nava has a fantastic career OBP vs RHPs: .376. He should stay up 2nd unless he seriously cools down.

    4) Papi up 3rd makes a lot of sense, especially vs RHPs.

    5) If Shane/Gomes vs LHPs and Nava vs RHPs start to fade, then of course a Pedey-Papi-Naps 2-3-4 line-up can be utilized, but with Gomes and Nava getting on base so well, so far, I don't see the need to make a knee-jerk switch. 

    6) Having Napoli up 5th lengthens the line-up considerably, and many baseball pundits stress the importance of the #5 hitter in a line-up. Who bats 5th if we go with Pedey, Papi, Naps 2, 3 & 4? Middlebrooks? (Laughable right now) Nava/Victorino-Gomes? (Weak in power)  Salty? Drew? I think not.

     

    We should go with this for a while longer:

         vs RHPs    vs LHPs

    1)          Ellsbury

    2) Nava        Victorino/Gomes

    3) Papi          Pedey

    4) Pedey       Papi

    5)         Napoli

    6)  Drew       Gomes/Victorino

    7)       Middlebrooks (Ciriaco?)

    8) Salty         Drew

    9) Victorino   Ross    

     

    I'm OK with keeping Papi and Pedey set at 3 & 4 vs all pitchers.

    2013 splits:

    vs RHPs

    Carp  .519/1.080/1.599

    Papi  .563/1.033/1.596

    Nava .410/.515/.924

    Naps  .327/.567/.893

    Ells    .389/.500/.889

    Salty .319/.476/.795

    Ross  .375/.357/.732

    Pedey .386/.330/.716 (Poor slg% dragging him down)

    Ciriaco .333/.333/.666

    Vict   .351/.314/.665

    Drew .333/.279/.612

    Gomes .344/.259/.603 (Shoul seriously avoid ever facing RHPs)

    Midds  .205/.386/.590  (No better options.)

     

    vs LHPs

    Nava  .364/.579/.943 (Not likely to continue vs LHPs)

    Naps  .344/.567/.910

    Ross   .261/.619/.880 (Poor OBP)

    Gomes .438/.435/.872 (That OBP needs to bat 2nd vs lefties)

    Carp     .500/.333/.833 (just 4 PAs)

    Ciriaco .364/.444/.808 

    Pedey  .412/.393/.805 (Again, the low slg% dragging down the OPS)

    Papi     .316/.412/.728 (This should turn around.)

    Midds  .313/.400/.713

    Vict     .310/.269/.580 (Freakishly against his career norm)

    Drew  .182/.368/.550

    Ells     .255/.245/.500 (Needs monitoring)

    Salty  .250/.154/.404 (Ross should start vs all LHPs as I suggested in March.)

     

     

     



    Pedroia is not a cleanup hitter. You complain about small sample sizes, then use one to argue for Pedroia hitting fourth. Dustin has but 12 RBIs so far. From what I can see , he is pressing a bit. Bailing and trying to drive the ball, he is unable to handle the outside corner. I think he would be more comfortable hitting second. Would probably see more fastballs as well. Right now , we do not have a good option to bat fifth, but that is something that will have to be worked out. Pedroia is out of his element in a power spot in the order. I do not think the batting order should be based on past year's stats. It should reflect current performance. 

     

     



    I am not saying I want Pedey batting 4th based on the 139 PA sample size. I posted the numbers to show that it is a myth that Pedey only does well in the 2 slot.  Pedey's slow power start is concerning for the 3-4 slot, but I'm not projecting a sub .400 Slg% for Pedey from here on out.

     

    The main reason I want Pedey batting 3rd or 4th is so Naps can bat 5th not 4th. I think Nava (vs RHPs) and Victorino/Gomes (vs LHPs) get on base well enough to bat 2nd, and they have less power or "pop" than Pedey.

    "Current performance" based on what? Just this year? Talk about small sample sizes. Would you bat Carp 3rd or 4th then? How small a sample size is small to you?

    Pedey's power will return soon enough, and his high OBP makes him a fine 3 or 4 hitter anyways. Naps has the lowest OBP of our best 5 hitters, and he has power, so he should bat 5th. 

    BTW, speaking of small sample sizes, Pedey's sample size this year is smaller than the sample size batting 4th I mentioned, yet you want to make a change based on 135 PAs.

     
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     Dustin has but 12 RBIs so far. From what I can see , he is pressing a bit. Bailing and trying to drive the ball, he is unable to handle the outside corner. I think he would be more comfortable hitting second.

    Pedey has always swung like a clean-up hitter no matter where he hits in the line-up. In fact, his swing has never looked like the traditional two slot hitter.

     
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     Dustin has but 12 RBIs so far. From what I can see , he is pressing a bit. Bailing and trying to drive the ball, he is unable to handle the outside corner. I think he would be more comfortable hitting second.

    Pedey has always swung like a clean-up hitter no matter where he hits in the line-up. In fact, his swing has never looked like the traditional slot hitter.



    Moonslav , if I said this is Sunday afternoon, you would say " not everywhere in the world". The fact is , Pedroia has hit third all year. He has no homers , no triples, six doubles and 12 RBIs. That is a fact. Why not change things up a bit ?  

     
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     Dustin has but 12 RBIs so far. From what I can see , he is pressing a bit. Bailing and trying to drive the ball, he is unable to handle the outside corner. I think he would be more comfortable hitting second.

    Pedey has always swung like a clean-up hitter no matter where he hits in the line-up. In fact, his swing has never looked like the traditional slot hitter.

     



    Moonslav , if I said this is Sunday afternoon, you would say " not everywhere in the world". The fact is , Pedroia has hit third all year. He has no homers , no triples, six doubles and 12 RBIs. That is a fact. Why not change things up a bit ?  

     



    I am for changing things up., but not because of a small sample size....

    Papi 3rd, Pedey 4th.

    No Shane up 2nd vs RHPs.

     
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    Interesting stat of note (before today's games):

    Road OPS:

    1) Cleve .818

    2) Oak   .810

    2A) BOS  .810

    4) COL  .800

    5) NYY  .784

    6) Hou  .759

    7) Bal   .751

    8) LAD  .748

    9) NYM  .742

    10) ATL .725

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    Interesting stat of note (before today's games):

    Road OPS:

    1) Cleve .818

    2) Oak   .810

    2A) BOS  .810

    4) COL  .800

    5) NYY  .784

    6) Hou  .759

    7) Bal   .751

    8) LAD  .748

    9) NYM  .742

    10) ATL .725


    Oakland is #2 because they faced Houston eight times already this year.   LOL

     

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

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    Interesting stat of note (before today's games):

    Road OPS:

    1) Cleve .818

    2) Oak   .810

    2A) BOS  .810

    4) COL  .800

    5) NYY  .784

    6) Hou  .759

    7) Bal   .751

    8) LAD  .748

    9) NYM  .742

    10) ATL .725

     

     


    Oakland is #2 because they faced Houston eight times already this year.   LOL

     



    Not 8 times on the road.

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

    On Drew and fielding...

    UZR is only supposed to be used in 2-3 year sample sizes, but it's interesting to note this...

    SSs with 170 innings played in 2013:

    UZR/150

    1) Drew  32.7

    2) Simmons 30.9

    3) Andrus  30.1

    4) Pennington 21.9

    If you widen the group to any SS with over 40 innings, there are 47 of them:

    1) Aviles  44.6

    2) Iggy  35.4

    3) Drew  32.7

    47) Ciriaco -164.7

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

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     Dustin has but 12 RBIs so far. From what I can see , he is pressing a bit. Bailing and trying to drive the ball, he is unable to handle the outside corner. I think he would be more comfortable hitting second.

    Pedey has always swung like a clean-up hitter no matter where he hits in the line-up. In fact, his swing has never looked like the traditional slot hitter.

     



    Moonslav , if I said this is Sunday afternoon, you would say " not everywhere in the world". The fact is , Pedroia has hit third all year. He has no homers , no triples, six doubles and 12 RBIs. That is a fact. Why not change things up a bit ?  

     




    Am i crazy for wanting to switch the 8 and 9spot between Drew and Vic? I like Ells leading off,pedey 2nd, Papi 3rd because I want him to get a guaranteed AB in the 1st inning. Naps is ok cleaning up. Nava/Gomes/Carp 5th, All3 with good power and OBP. Middy 6th, Salty/Ross 7th and like I said, Drew/Vic 8th/9th depending whos on the mound. Just my thoughts.

     
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