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Blahoo12
04-19-2012, 10:59 PM
What do you guys think. A lot of guys just arent looking too comfortable right now.

Do you think a little bit of shake up could get some guys going?

Yunel Escobar (R)
Colby Rasmus (L)
Brett Lawrie (R)
Jose Bautista (R)
Adam Lind (L)
Edwin Encarnacion (R)
Eric Thames (L)
J.P. Arencibia (R)
Kelly Johnson (L)

Toxeryll
04-19-2012, 11:02 PM
i like that, ill prob switch johnson and thames

Johann
04-19-2012, 11:06 PM
You don't just put Lawrie in 3rd. He's not the best hitter on the team.
Arencibia doesn't deserve to not be hitting 9th atm
Encarnacion should be above Lind
Thames should hit 8th
Kelly should hit 7th

Yunel, Colby, Bautista, Encarnacion, Lawrie, Lind, Johnson, Thames, Arencibia

Blahoo12
04-19-2012, 11:07 PM
You don't just put Lawrie in 3rd. He's not the best hitter on the team.
Arencibia doesn't deserve to not be hitting 9th atm
Encarnacion should be above Lind
Thames should hit 8th
Kelly should hit 7th

Yunel, Colby, Bautista, Encarnacion, Lawrie, Lind, Johnson, Thames, Arencibia

Terrible man. 3 rightys in a row? then 3 leftys?? never gonna happen

Toxeryll
04-19-2012, 11:08 PM
You don't just put Lawrie in 3rd. He's not the best hitter on the team.
Arencibia doesn't deserve to not be hitting 9th atm
Encarnacion should be above Lind
Thames should hit 8th
Kelly should hit 7th

Yunel, Colby, Bautista, Encarnacion, Lawrie, Lind, Johnson, Thames, Arencibia

three righties and three lefties in a row isnt good

Johann
04-19-2012, 11:08 PM
Terrible man. 3 rightys in a row? then 3 leftys?? never gonna happen

Still doesn't change the fact Lawrie isn't hitting 3rd.

Johann
04-19-2012, 11:09 PM
three righties and three lefties in a row isnt good

I hear Thames hits both ways ;)

(not sexual in any way)

(well, maybe a little)

(screw it, yeah I meant it sexually)

Toxeryll
04-19-2012, 11:13 PM
I hear Thames hits both ways ;)

(not sexual in any way)

(well, maybe a little)

(screw it, yeah I meant it sexually)

lol

how about

Yunel
Lawrie
Bautista
Rasmus
Encarnacion
Lind
Johnson
Arencibia
Thames

2009mvp
04-19-2012, 11:15 PM
Meh. Too early to panic and KJ's still getting on base at a better clip than Colby. I wouldn't mind swapping Rasmus and Thames but beyond that I'm OK with what they're working with right now. It isn't like Lawrie's tearing the cover off the ball either, he's fine where he is.

Sanyo
04-19-2012, 11:17 PM
lol

how about

Yunel
Lawrie
Bautista
Rasmus
Encarnacion
Lind
Johnson
Arencibia
Thames

whoaaa thats an ambitious lineup putting Lawrie at 2nd and Rasmus at 4th.

Well whatever the case, Lind isnt working at 4th, he is not a natural cleanup guy.

craigerlee
04-19-2012, 11:18 PM
Meh. Too early to panic and KJ's still getting on base at a better clip than Colby. I wouldn't mind swapping Rasmus and Thames but beyond that I'm OK with what they're working with right now. It isn't like Lawrie's tearing the cover off the ball either, he's fine where he is.

Definitely switch Rasmus and Thames.

bomber0104
04-19-2012, 11:20 PM
I say fire Murphy

Toxeryll
04-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Definitely switch Rasmus and Thames.

or call up snider:D

Johann
04-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Hmm

How bout

YE, KJ, JB, JM, EE, BL, CR, ET, JA

T.O.Bombinators
04-19-2012, 11:27 PM
free snider!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tmath
04-19-2012, 11:31 PM
Johnson 2B
Lawrie 3B
Rasmus CF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Lind 1B
Escobar SS
Snider LF
Arencibia C

Tmath
04-19-2012, 11:39 PM
Lind 1B
Encarnacion DH
Arencibia C
Thames LF
Escobar SS
Johnson 2B
Rasmus CF
Lawrie 3B
Bautista RF

Sanyo
04-19-2012, 11:41 PM
Where's Yan Gomes when you need him ;)

koreancabbage
04-19-2012, 11:47 PM
Lawrie 2, Lind in the 3rd spot and Bautista in the 4 hole, Encarnacion and Johnson,

Toxeryll
04-19-2012, 11:49 PM
Hmm

How bout

YE, KJ, JB, JM, EE, BL, CR, ET, JA

this.

Lavy16
04-19-2012, 11:54 PM
Hmm

How bout

YE, KJ, JB, JM, EE, BL, CR, ET, JA

Who is JM?

Toxeryll
04-19-2012, 11:56 PM
Who is JM?

mornow

Lavy16
04-19-2012, 11:58 PM
mornow

Hoefully AA could pull off a trade like that...should have signed Prince Fielder when they had the chance in the summer

Sanyo
04-19-2012, 11:59 PM
Hoefully AA could pull off a trade like that...should have signed Prince Fielder when they had the chance in the summer

didnt want to give tubby a 9 year deal. cant blame them, it will bite the tigers in the *** when the jays are hopefully winning world series'

Lavy16
04-20-2012, 12:05 AM
didnt want to give tubby a 9 year deal. cant blame them, it will bite the tigers in the *** when the jays are hopefully winning world series'

He might be the piece the Tigers need to take a serious run over the next few years...we all know what Verlander can do in a playoff series...I agree the contrat is long, but I like how the Tigers are going all in so to say

ILDD
04-20-2012, 07:27 AM
I've been saying for a while that I'd go with

Lawrie
Bautista
Lind
Encarnacion
Rasmus
Escobar
Johnson
Arencibia
Thames

Ragin' Cajun
04-20-2012, 08:30 AM
In a perfect world with these guys hitting well this is what I'd have

Rasmus
Escobar
Bautista
Johnson
Lawrie
Lind
EE
JP
Snider/Davis

pebloemer
04-20-2012, 08:51 AM
Escobar
Johnson
Bautista
Lawrie
Lind
Encarnacion
Rasmus
Snider
Arencibia

darth helmet
04-20-2012, 09:28 AM
Changing the order around isn't magically going to make the team hit better. To be honest I'm not even all that worried about the offence right now. I mean they averaged 4 runs and 10 hits per game against the Rays, a team who's in the discussion for best pitching staff in baseball.

The reason we lost the last two games is because of the pitching. That's what I'm concerned about right now. Bottom line is, you can't be giving up 4+ runs every game to a team with a pitching staff as good as theirs.

Rogi10
04-20-2012, 11:00 AM
Lind has actually been better than expected, and at the moment is deserving of being a 1-5 hitter. The dude seems to remember the importance of walking, and opposite field hitting,

bartron_44
04-20-2012, 01:44 PM
If you are going to "shake it up" then you might as well really ruffle some tail feathers...

SS-Escobar - He has actually hit great since the Cle series. 13/38 with 4 BB's and 2 K's
LF-Snider - He could be a lethal #2 hitter if he can carry over his success to the bigs
DH-EE - he has easily been the best hitter on this team so far to start the season
RF-Bautista
1B-Lind
3B-Lawrie
CF-Rasmus
2B-Hech
C-Mathis - 4 for 9 with a HR, 2 doubles and a walk...ride the hot bat while it lasts

Bench

KJ
Davis
Visquel
JPA

(Francisco gets released to make room for KJ on the bench...assuming AA doesn't trade KJ)

jj_afroman
04-20-2012, 01:53 PM
Lind 1B
Encarnacion DH
Arencibia C
Thames LF
Escobar SS
Johnson 2B
Rasmus CF
Lawrie 3B
Bautista RF

I FINK DIS DA BES LIN UP FOR SHUR

U SO SMART :laugh2:

ps you were joking right

jj_afroman
04-20-2012, 01:59 PM
Ummm we still have the best AVG in baseball with RISP ...


Mods have told me in the past to tone it down and be a little more civil but some people on here must be cretins or just trolls in disguise.

Rasmus leading off...............

Lind batting 3.................

KJ on the bench..........................

talk about critical goddamn

jj_afroman
04-20-2012, 02:03 PM
SS - Escobar
2B - Johnson
RF - Bautista
1B - Lind
DH - Encarnacion
CF - Rasmus
3B - Lawrie
LF - Thames
C - Arencibia

Done and done ... although I'd love to switch Snider for Thames and move Snider to the 6 and Rasmus to the 8 ...

Thames left 5 count 'em 5 Runners on base last night, if this trend continues then its most centainley time for the Snider haters to STFU

mtf
04-20-2012, 02:07 PM
What do you guys think. A lot of guys just arent looking too comfortable right now.

Do you think a little bit of shake up could get some guys going?

Yunel Escobar (R)
Colby Rasmus (L)
Brett Lawrie (R)
Jose Bautista (R)
Adam Lind (L)
Edwin Encarnacion (R)
Eric Thames (L)
J.P. Arencibia (R)
Kelly Johnson (L)

I'm not really in favor of that lineup, for a few reasons:

I like Kelly Johnson in the top 6, preferably top 2.

I think Thames shouldn't even be on this team, but definitely not batting above 8.

Bautista is still the best player on the team, and as such he should stay at 3. Lawrie should bat somewhere around 5 or 6.

I would like to see Rasmus bat in the other 5 or 6 spot, opposite of Lawrie.

I guess I'd put it together like this...

Escobar Johnson Bautista Lind Lawrie Rasmus Encarnacion Thames Arencibia
I realize Encarnacion is a bit low on that list, but I feel like the 2 guys ahead of him on that list are better players and overall that has more potential long-term.

Abdul Mutalib
04-20-2012, 02:47 PM
What do you guys think. A lot of guys just arent looking too comfortable right now.

Do you think a little bit of shake up could get some guys going?

Yunel Escobar (R)
Colby Rasmus (L)
Brett Lawrie (R)
Jose Bautista (R)
Adam Lind (L)
Edwin Encarnacion (R)
Eric Thames (L)
J.P. Arencibia (R)
Kelly Johnson (L)
I definitely agree line-changes should be frequent and catered according to pitching match-ups and whose on a hot streak so it should never be set in stone thru-out on the season. This would be mine as of right now, I wouldn't mess with bautista's head while he's in his slump by moving him and i c escobar as perfect for lead off hitter:

Yunel Escobar (R)
Colby Rasmus (L)
Jose Bautista (R)
Brett Lawrie (R)
Kelly Johnson (L)
Edwin Encarnacion (R)
Adam Lind (L)
J.P. Arencibia (R)
Eric Thames (L)

2009mvp
04-20-2012, 03:02 PM
You wouldn't mess with the head of the most experienced and successful hitter in the lineup by yanking him around but it's fine to do it to the rest of them? That seems counter intuitive, no?

Abdul Mutalib
04-20-2012, 03:09 PM
You wouldn't mess with the head of the most experienced and successful hitter in the lineup by yanking him around but it's fine to do it to the rest of them? That seems counter intuitive, no?
bautista's proved he can be dominant at that spot for 2 seasons. no one else has established themselves, so i dont think its counter-productive. i didnt move any1 up or down that didnt relfect their cumulative play and or potential as of yet.

Lavy16
04-20-2012, 08:04 PM
Yunel Escobar (R)
Kelly Johnson (L)
Jose Bautista (R)
Brett Lawrie (R)
Adam Lind (L)
Edwin Encarnacion (R)
Colby Rasmus (L)
J.P. Arencibia (R)
Eric Thames (L)

Ragin' Cajun
04-28-2012, 09:17 AM
I think it's time we go with a different leadoff. I am big fan of Yunel but right now isn't the guy that should be our leadoff IMO. His OBP is at .271 and you have to have the leadoff guy trying his hardest to get on any way possible. I am just not liking Yunel in that spot. Johnson is almost 100 points more for OBP and maybe just a little shakeup can at least get us going early with runners on.

Maybe something like this..

Johnson
Lawrie
Bautista
Lind
EE
Rasmus
Escobar
JP
Thames

or

Lawrie
Johnson
Bautista
Lind
EE
Rasmus
Escobar
Thames
JPA

jamjar
04-28-2012, 11:41 AM
thames has been showing lately he can get on base.

i'd roll with

escobar
thames
bautista
ee
lind
lawrie
johnson
rasmus
arencibia

Tmath
04-28-2012, 12:00 PM
VS RHP

Lawrie 3B
Thames LF
Encarnacion DH
Bautista RF
Rasmus CF
Johnson 2B
Lind 1B
Arencibia C
Escobar SS

VS LHP

Davis LF
Lawrie 3B
Encarnacion 1B
Bautista RF
Rasmus CF
Escobar SS
Thames DH
Arencibia C
Johnson 2B

Nick O
04-28-2012, 12:14 PM
Lawrie 3b
Johnson 2b
Bautista RF
EE 1b
Thames DH
Rasmus CF
Escobar SS
Arencebia C
Snider LF

lets get rid of lind

nithanyo
04-28-2012, 01:24 PM
I posted this in the game thread but this is more appropriate

Rasmus
Lawrie
Bautista
Encarnasion
Thames
Escobar
Johnson
Lind
JPA

Toxeryll
04-29-2012, 02:52 AM
Johnson 2B
Lawrie 3B
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Thames LF
Rasmus CF
Escobar SS
Lind 1B
Arencibia C

heusy_79
04-29-2012, 10:52 PM
Lawrie
Rasmus
Bautista
EE
Lind
Escobar
Johnson
Arencibia
Snider

bartron_44
04-30-2012, 08:54 AM
Free Jeff Mathis and Travis Snider!!!

Lawrie
Johnson
EE
Bautista
Thames
Mathis
Snider
Rasmus
Hechavarria


We should simply trade Lind and Escobar for prospects to bring up Snider and Hech. This will improve our defense, and could also really improve our hitting the way Lind and Escobar are performing at the dish. I know it is selling low on Escobar, but with his track record I think AA would still be able to get good value for him and convince people this season is just small sample size.