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    Quote Originally Posted by SB75 View Post
    Upton and Myers without giving up JT would be a very successful off-season in my honest opinion.
    I'll be happy with this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB75 View Post
    Wow.... First I've heard of this. Wonder what happened?
    That is soar (pronounced sore) not sour. I read it as sour the first time


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    I don't know why we are so worried about a leadoff hitter


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    That is soar (pronounced sore) not sour. I read it as sour the first time
    Cool!... It was early, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB75 View Post
    Cool!... It was early, my bad.
    It's all right I went as far as to read the original article because I was confused at what Wren did


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    I don't know why we are so worried about a leadoff hitter
    Agree. One of the most overrated "positions" in baseball. Anyone with a high OBP can be a leadoff man.

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    I have said that if they do sign BJ Upton, I would not have a problem with him batting first. Prado is becoming a doubles machine (averaging 40 in three of the last four seasons), but it has been a while since this team had a leadoff hitter with legitimate power. Maybe Marquis Grissom back in '96.
    Last edited by Bravo95; 11-27-2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    Simmons will be leadoff if none are aquired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo95 View Post
    I have said that if they do sign BJ Upton, I would not have a problem with him batting first. Prado is becoming a doubles machine (averaging 40 in three of the last four seasons), but it has been a while since this team had a leadoff hitter with legitimate power. Maybe Marquis Grissom back in '96.
    i think Upton will be more valuable in the middle of the order because of his power, Simmons could put up a similar obp batting first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beldugo View Post
    i think Upton will be more valuable in the middle of the order because of his power, Simmons could put up a similar obp batting first.
    Plus simmons has necessary speed to be leadoff.

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    don't you know...in order to be a lead-off hitter..you need speed. Just get on base and you're fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beldugo
    i think Upton will be more valuable in the middle of the order because of his power, Simmons could put up a similar obp batting first.
    True and I made a thread about Simba batting leadoff during this past season. But some power/aggressiveness at the top of the order might be just what we need to boost the RISP woes. Get this team off to faster starts, more early leads, ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRAVE KID View Post
    don't you know...in order to be a lead-off hitter..you need speed. Just get on base and you're fine.
    BK, you don't think having adequate speed is a prequisite to being a good leadoff hitter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyRyback View Post
    BK, you don't think having adequate speed is a prequisite to being a good leadoff hitter?
    Speed is a luxury to have at the lead-off spot but it's not a necessity, imo. As long as you can handle yourself with the bat (since you're getting more at-bats than the others) and get on base at a good rate...you'll always be a good leadoff hitter regardless of speed.

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    In '96, Grissom hit 23 HR 28 SB with .489 SLG% (.838 OPS). Braves were 2nd in the NL in Slugging% and 4th in runs.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le...rd_batting::19

    They won 96 games that year, second best record in baseball. If only Dave Justice didn't get hurt...

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