Re: Where should Ellsbury bat?
posted at 1/1/2012 9:39 AM EST
In Response to Where should Ellsbury bat?
[QUOTE]DISCLAIMER: I went through and deleted every post I put in this thread but my thanks to jbay because I'm so UTTERLY SICK of the vitriol directed at Carl Crawford, and I'm equally sick of posters not completely reading what I said in the OP below, and reacting half cocked. Nowhere do I say that Ellsbury SHOULD be moved, it was only a friendly discussion, and I'm heartily sorry that I brought it up. Andrewmitch? You have got some serious issues my man, and I think you need therapy. And all you guys saying Crawford should be batting ninth but NEVER first don't seem to realize that the batting order does not end with number nine, and that one bats behind nine. In other words, he'd be batting in front of Ellsbury three or four times a game. Go figure. If you're going to pour out bile, at least be consistent about it and bat him seventh. First, Softy, I'm assuming he's going to be here next year, so stay away. Where should he bat? I still lean toward leadoff, but if he continues to show the power, would third or fourth be an option? This has some appeal against RH pitchers. Having Gonzalez behind him or vice versa could be interesting. That would free Crawford up for one or two, if he could handle it. Part of this includes the idea that Crawford will rebound, andrewmitch, and I think he will.
Posted by TheExaminer[/QUOTE]
Now that's some bile there........
At least I am glad to know that you were "half-cocked" when trying to believe that batting 9th and lead off is virtually the same thing. Unless you think that giving your best
hitter over 100 more PA's per year more than your worst
hitter is not significant?
In addition, several posters answered your most reasonable and interesting question with sound logic.
I wasn't offened by any of your posts but in all honestly and no-offense here, but your new disclaimer is jibberish.
No hard feelings though.