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Postby OwenTheBlonde » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:18 pm

Mar 29 The Detroit Free Press' John Lowe reports Detroit Tigers 2B Omar Infante will be the team's leadoff man. -- KFFL


Probably expected but does his value rise much now that he's got the spot (for now)?
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:23 pm

Tigers chances at the division before this news: 50%

Tigers chances after thsi news: 0%

He's probably their worst hitter and he's batting leadoff. Wow. This is what you get for hiring an old-school manager. I'm sure Trammell knows what he's doing in many areas of the game but this is a horrible decision.
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Postby KolbSaves » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:34 pm

Who would you like to see lead off?
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Postby so0perspam » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:37 pm

1. Omar Infante 2B
2. Carlos Guillen SS
3. Ivan Rodriguez C
4. Magglio Ordonez RF
5. Dmitri Young DH
6. Rondell White LF
7. Craig Monroe CF
8. Carlos Pena 1B
9. Brandon Inge 3B


I don't see what's wrong.... :-?
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:37 pm

Cornbread will probably cream his pants when he sees this.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:37 pm

KolbSaves wrote:Who would you like to see lead off?


Guillen, Young, Monroe, Maggs, Rondell, I-Rod. Take your pick. Just because Infante is a MI with some speed doesn't mean he should be the leadoff hitter.
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Postby KolbSaves » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:39 pm

The day Maggs or Dimitri leads off you can pour a bucket of hot sauce on me.
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Postby CowabugnaDude » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:42 pm

so what does this do to Inge's value?
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:42 pm

KolbSaves wrote:The day Maggs or Dimitri leads off you can pour a bucket of hot sauce on me.


I'm not saying they SHOULD be leadoff but they're better options than Infante.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:48 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Cornbread will probably cream his pants when he sees this.


This isnt new news to me - he was tagged the leadoff hitter when they dropped Sanchez.

Obviously Im biased, but from reading scouting reports on Infante and watching him play these last 2 years, I fully believe he will bring his OBP up as he continues to mature and get more confident at the plate.

Ive said it before and I'll say it again - Infante will be an All Star in the not so distant future. Maybe not this yr, but his defense already places him among the leaders in the AL and as long as he continues to get better and more patient at the plate there is no reason to think he cant develop into a solid leadoff hitter. I do agree with LBJ somewhat in that I dont think he is ready now though.

As for fantasy, I cant see how this would not increase his value. More ABs = more opportunities to get the counting stats.
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