lineup... its terrible... no ackley, no faith in him vs LHP i suspect and want to protect him get his avg up while starting an even more futile weaker defender.... they should swap smoak and bay, to get a true righty behind montero... better yet start shoppach... can wedge really feel good about running a lineup out there w/ a .211 1hr guy at DH... well i guess w/ his awesome track record we should figure he will go on a massive tear at any time.
Check out my thread in the main forum about LHSP being overrated. Saunders is a prime example. They face 70% RH batters and get paid more because they're rare.
****. We should just go with a five man RHP rotation with Furbush spot starting if we face a lefty heavy offense (pretty rare anyways).
agree completely... i feel like we pidgeon-holed ourselfs when we traded vargas into thinking we have to replace him w/ an LHP... i get in that mindset myself, that we need a LHP or 2 in the rotation. we should be looking for the best pitcher possible and not apologize if we go 5,6 deep all RHP....
that being said, every lineup has at least 1-3 good LH bats... i think its key to have preferably 2 specialists in the pen to get these guys late in the game.