Pedantic wrote:Why would they move him down? The leadoff hitter should get on base, and lo and behold, that's exactly his forte. Anyone can knock in runs, not everyone can get on base. Besides, he'll probably see more steals in the leadoff position.
Getting on base is important but his on base skills can be used just as effectively in the number 2-5 spots aswell. However, his power is wasted in the one spot completely. Last year, for instance, he hit 32 HRs and 39 doubles but only drove in 67 RBIs from the leadoff spot.
That's 39 times they had a chance to score a run with one hit! Or even two sacrafices and it's a run... I'd LOVE to have a guy who got to second with no outs that many times.
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This is awesome news, I've been up and downstairs watching the Cubs game and posting and cleaning the house (about in that order...) and saw the 4 for 4 but missed the cycle!! I've got him on 2 teams so I'll have to get warmed up on some smack talking for tomarrow!! Unfortunately, it's looking grim on doing any of that for the Cubs' game..
I wonder if they might have him leadoff vs. the Phils who's SP have been such basket cases for the last couple of years but might move him back more in different situations?
*golf claps* for the Phillies' fans though, nice gesture of them to applaud an opponent who's on both my teams!!
CBV wrote: this is offtopic. couldnt help to notice there mustangs your from chicago and a cubs fan. why the north carolina avatar? the illini gave that game to them, north carolina escaped with that one.
I certainly concur w/ your assessment of the game!! I am in Champaign and have had about enough of the 'gosh, what a great season, we are so proud of them even though they lost' stuff that has FLOODED the local media here. Sheesh, they played 1 good quarter out of 4 and lost by 5 points. Roy Williams ought to go buy a lottery ticket!!
Re the avatars, I didn't actually see this particular case but, in many cases, people bet avatars w/ people with whom they have heated rivalries ("If we lose, I will put [ARod/ Johnny Damon] in my avatar for a year").
AcidDaughter 'liked' North Carolina briefly one day as they matched her dress...