Author Topic: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread  (Read 96321 times)

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Offline Terpfan76

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #2850: December 10, 2012, 12:57:53 PM »
I gotta support this - it's usually a great idea to hit and run with your number 8 hitter in an NL lineup.

Oh wait...

Otherwise I don't know if you wanted to put Lombardozzi in the 2-hole, which would prioritize the at bats of an inferior hitter to everyone batting behind him, all for the sake of having a successful hit and run every other series.

No, the addition of Span should make everything right in this lineup. Even if you want to move Espinosa to 8th and bat the C 7th, he's a great fit for the 8th spot in an NL lineup. Knock 'em in or strikeout and let the pitcher pitch another inning.

Yeah... I like Lombo and all, but to me, he's a really good utility player/spot starter and nothing more. He's a good guy to have on the team, but Espi brings more to the table as far as defense, base running and power. Not to mention the fact that he deserves the chance to show if he can make adjustments to his K percentage. Now if we get offered a great trade for him, then that's different, but at this point, Espi>>Lombo.