s e n s i wrote:
HangTime wrote:Does anyone else want to see Bo lead off, even when Springer's in the lineup? I know you hate the idea of Springer batting 9th, how about 5th....
why though? the jays offense just had one of the most dominant 2-week periods in LEAGUE HISTORY and are 15-3 in their last 18 lol. lineup construction (who is in the lineup each day is a different story altogether) is the least of our worries with our manager right now, thankfully. nevermind the fact that george is still raking to the tune of a 140 wRC+ which is the 2nd best mark on the team (almost all of which have come from the leadoff spot) as you would expect from a player of his calibre. really really don't understand what you're trying to accomplish by moving him around the order.
To me it just seems like Springer is putting to much pressure on himself when he leads off. Maybe it's because he's missed almost 60% of the games.
I'm just saying put him lower in the order, take some pressure off him.
OR, bat him 9th, and really take the pressure off because he'll have Bichette batting after him.
I just think there should be a "leadoff" type batter 9th. They'll get the most information from all 8 batters before him, and it'll set table for the second time through the lineup.
Next season when he's healthy, put him back at the top of the lineup.
I hope i'm wrong though, and we just keep rolling.