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04-15-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by LeafDangler View Post
You can only afford to have so many all defense no bat guys at once. Losing Reyes means 1 less impact bat. You can somewhat negate that by moving Jose to 3rd and Lawrie to 2nd and adding a better hitter to the outfield than izturis or derosa. Also allows them to keep bonifacio in the lineup without worrying about the defensive lapses.
My point being the original plan without the Reyes injury was

Lawrie(3rd), Bautista(RF), Bonifacio(2nd).

if we now go with

Lawrie(2nd), Bautista(3rd), Bonifacio(RF)

That doesn't help the lineup at all, same exact 3 hitters hitting out of the same 3 places, they're just switched around in their defensive places.

The only advantage to it would be to get Bonifacio off of 2nd base because he's sucked defensively thus far, but I'd rather have Bonifacio at 2nd, Lawrie at 3rd and Bautista in RF.

If it is about being better defensively, then why did the Reyes injury spark the talk? You could have did this anyway with Reyes in the lineup too and accomplished the same thing?

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