Who would you rather keep?

Adam LaRoche
68 (60.7%)
Michael Morse
44 (39.3%)

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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Morse or LaRoche
« Reply #175: November 01, 2012, 04:16:31 PM »
The perfect formula for a "prototypical" leadoff guy is to have a guy who sees a lot of pitches, has good speed on the basepaths so he can steal bases or leg out a hit, and gets on base any way possible.  This is the "ideal" lead off guy.

Ricky Henderson and Tim Raines are the protypical leadoff hitters.  An OBP of > .350 should be a target, seeing a ton of pitches is good, and power is still important, just less so than at 2-3-4 in the order.  Werth right now may be ideal, especially if we bring back ALR or keep at least one of Moore/ Morse.

Also, this is a Morse / Laroche thread, so I'll skip discussion of the rest of the order ideas.