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11-17-2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Woodman19 View Post
Well one of the benefits for Cabrera in the 2 hole is he gets lots of contact which is ok since Reyes has the speed to still advance on an out if it is put in play rather then what we did this year and that's strike out.
Agreed. The only benefit I see from alot of Walks from the #2 spot is that it gets the pitcher slightly deeper into the pitchcount earlier, but other than that I'd still rather have a better hitter there. A hit is more demoralizing to the opposition than a walk, and it opens up a stronger chance for a 1st-to-3rd opportunity for Reyes (assuming he's already on). I'm not too worried about a GIDP scenario given Reyes baserunning ability.

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