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Thread: Your Lineup?

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    Your Lineup?

    So Next Thursday the unthinkable might happen. A lineup that is all healthy with all the players we thought we would see playing (Pedy is expected back next Thursday/Friday).

    So what do you think the lineup should be.

    Here is mine

    Ellsbury
    Pedroia
    Ortiz
    Agon
    Middlebrooks
    Ross
    Crawford
    Saltalamacchia
    Ciriaco/Aviles
    Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all

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    Ortiz
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    Ortiz

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    In all seriousness, you nailed it.

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    That's pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by avrpatsfan View Post
    Ortiz
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    Mebbe Punto in cleanup but other than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1_FrozenNetsFan:22929931
    Quote Originally Posted by avrpatsfan View Post
    Ortiz
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    Mebbe Punto in cleanup but other than that
    Come on now the cleanup spot is designated for Mauro Gomez.

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    Your Lineup?

    Trade Ortiz for MacDime and we would be all set. Too bad the Yankees know how valuable he is.
    Bring back MacDime

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    Apparently all our hopes and dreams of making the playoffs depend on getting Carl Crawford to produce in the second half. That being said, since he WILL be playing everyday (because of his enormous contract), and the fact that Pedroia is still out, I think we give him his chance to hit where he is most comfortable at the 2 spot and hope he gives us something.

    Ellsbury
    Crawford
    Ortiz
    Ross
    Agon
    Middlebrooks
    Salty
    Aviles
    Ciriaco

    Reasoning:

    If CC cant get it going he is most likely going to be putting the ball on the ground to try to run it out. He has a much better chance of staying out of a DP with his speed and with Aviles/Ciriaco/Ellsbury trying to break it up rather than Ross/Middlebrooks/Salty barely making it to the bag.

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    My line-up is consisting of the idea that you need to take pressure off of CC and put him down in the line-up, forget about the salary and just play him where he and the other players are most comfortable. That means Ells and Pedroia at 1-2 is written in stone. CC can't hit at #5 or #6, because he's not comfortable hitting for power.

    Ellsbury L
    Pedroia R
    Ortiz L
    Ross R
    AGon L
    Middlebrooks R
    Salty S
    CC L / Aviles R
    Aviles R / CC L

    perfect R-L combo.

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    Crawford is and always has been most comfortable in either the #2 or #3 spot. Thats where he hit in Tampa and (only while pedroia is out) thats where he should hit when he returns to get him going.

    BTW - Crawford is hitting in the two spot tonight.

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    i know it puts three lefties in a row at the beginning but if crawford starts hitting just leave him at the two.

    Ellsbury L
    Crawford L
    Ortiz L
    PedroiaR
    AGon L
    Ross R
    Salty S
    Middlebrooks R
    Aviles R


    If hes not hitting then something like

    Ellsbury L
    PedroiaR
    Ortiz L
    AGon L
    Ross R
    Salty S
    Middlebrooks R
    Crawford L
    Aviles R

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    Heck, the Sox had 4 lefties in a row at the top of the lineup with Ells, CC, Papi, and AGon. The flipside is that Ortiz has become pretty much as good vs. lefties as he is against righties, so that arguably breaks things up a bit.

    As for what lineup the Sox should use going forward (once Pedey's back), part of me says to stick with what's worked in the past, i.e. leading off with Ells and Pedrioa. However, I think that if this team is going to make a serious run in the second half, they need Crawford to return to being himself, and getting that to happen may be helped by hitting him 2nd. But that then begs the question, where to hit Pedrioa? 4th? or even lower? Not really sure.

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    the real line up!

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Carl Crawford

    Dustin Pedroia

    Adrian Gonzales

    David Ortiz

    Cody Ross

    Middlebrooks

    Salty

    Aviles




    and then trade bucholz and a prospect for tim lincecum or hamels or garza

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSTONMARC View Post
    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Carl Crawford

    Dustin Pedroia

    Adrian Gonzales

    David Ortiz

    Cody Ross

    Middlebrooks

    Salty

    Aviles




    and then trade bucholz and a prospect for tim lincecum or hamels or garza
    Why would you hit the far and away most productive hitter on the team 5th? Ortiz should be hitting 3rd or 4th.

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    it doesnt matter, you can swap ortiz and gonzales , but he was hitting 5th at the start of the season and it didnt really matter

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    If Crawford produces in the 2-spot until Pedey returns, do we move him or try to maximize his production by keeping him comfortable?

    Ellsbury CF
    Crawford LF
    Ortiz DH
    Pedroia 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Middlebrooks 3B
    Ross RF
    Saltalamacchia C
    Aviles SS

    You may notice that I have 3 LHH'sat the top of the lineup, but it really doesn't matter since Ortiz is mashing vs LHP...

    '12: .314/.373/.603, .976 OPS
    '11: .329/.423/.566, .989 OPS

    Also, this is Pedroia's line batting cleanup: .397/.442/.675, 1.117 OPS (139 PA's)
    Last edited by AI; 07-17-2012 at 09:25 AM.

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