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  • What would you do with the Cubs lineup?

    Everyone knows we're not scoring runs, and largely that's due to the players on the field, but I think Dusty bares some of the responsibility for his inept lineups. During this downward spiral, I have yet to see Dusty really shake up the lineup. There are several players he's horribly misusing.

    - Cedano/Womack/Perez all should never bat at the top of the order. All three have OBP that is below acceptable. Perez of course can't even hit for a decent average, which Cedano and Womack can do. Plus, as a defensive specialist, his defense hasn't exactly been shining.

    - Todd Walker is not a middle of the order guy. I know we're missing our #3 guy, but Walker just doesn't fit. He doesn't have much extra base power to knock in runs. Walker's strength is his OBP and the fact that he makes contact! In other words, he should be batting 1 or 2.

    - Matt Murton is another guy who should be at the top of our lineup. His .363 OBP is second highest on the team. He's a patient hitter with decent to average speed. Plus, like Walker, Murton hasn't shown much extra base power this year.

    - Pierre needs to be moved down. Pierre has never drawn walks at a great rate, so for him to be an effective leadoff man, he needs to hit around .300 (which puts his OBP at .350 or better). So far Pierre not even in the same zip code as .300. I can understand being patient with a veteran player, but patience has its limits. This offense has been in a tailspin and Pierre's lack of production at the top is one of the major culprits. Dusty should move him down and if he rediscovers his stroke, he can always be bumped back up.

    My everyday Cub lineup would look like this until Lee gets back ...

    LF Murton
    2B Walker
    RF Jones
    3B Rameriz
    1B Nevin
    C Barrett
    CF Pierre
    SS Cedano

    Still doesn't strike fear into the hearts of pitchers, but it would be more effective than the slop Dusty trots out every day. And if A-Ram heats up, I'd bump him up the third slot.
    "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
    - Sammy Sosa

    "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
    - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

  • #2
    1. Walker 2B
    2. Murton LF
    3. Barrett C
    4. Ramirez 3B
    5. Jones RF
    6. Nevin 1B
    7. Cedeno SS
    8. Pierre CF
    9. Pitcher

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Big C
      1. Walker 2B
      2. Murton LF
      3. Barrett C
      4. Ramirez 3B
      5. Jones RF
      6. Nevin 1B
      7. Cedeno SS
      8. Pierre CF
      9. Pitcher
      I agree, my only difference might be a switch between Jones/Barrett
      What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
      Line Drive: .356
      HBP: .342
      Non-Intentional Walk: .315
      Intentional Walk: .176
      Outfield Fly: .035
      Groundball: -.101
      Bunts: -.103
      Infield Fly: -.243
      Strikeout: -.287
      It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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      • #4
        I understand the Pierre reference and I support a temporary move of Pierre, but ultimately Pierre was brought here to lead off. Nevin Barrett and Jones are all probably interchangeable depending on who is pitching.

        Pierre
        Walker
        Murton
        Ramirez
        Nevin
        Barrett
        Jones
        Cedeno
        P

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        • #5
          my D-LEss lineup

          Pierre CF
          Walker 2B
          Ramirez 3B
          Barret C
          Jones RF
          Nevin 1B
          Murton LF
          Cedeno SS

          The key to this lineup is hoping that Pierre and Ramirez will finally get on track and start producing in their key spots in the lineup.
          HOLY COW, CUBS WIN CUBS WIN!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cubmanjay
            I understand the Pierre reference and I support a temporary move of Pierre, but ultimately Pierre was brought here to lead off. Nevin Barrett and Jones are all probably interchangeable depending on who is pitching.

            Pierre
            Walker
            Murton
            Ramirez
            Nevin
            Barrett
            Jones
            Cedeno
            P
            Pierre was brought here to lead off, and I'd love to see him do it, but right now his production isn't cutting it, not even close. My suggestion to bump him down would hopefully be a temporary move, but I wouldn't move him up till his bat warrants such a move.

            I agree that Barrett/Nevin/Jones are interchangeble and should be placed according to the hot hand and who's on the mound.

            Murton at third is just as bad as Walker at third, neither one has shown the extra base power to be a consistent force at knocking in runners. With their high OBP and average SLG, they should be batting one and two and setting up the table for other guys to knock them home.
            "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
            - Sammy Sosa

            "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
            - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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            • #7
              We've got about seven #5-6 hitters...

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