To quote myself from before...
bAsKeTcAsE86 wrote:Adding to what I wrote in my last post:
Abreu has had 30+ steals in 4 of the last 5 seasons, 100+ walks 7 straight seasons and an OBP of .400 or better each of the last four seasons.
To me, he seems perfectly suited to the two spot.
Why is he against batting in what seems to be his natural place in the lineup? Stupid pampered athletes who don't understand their own strengths and weaknesses...I would be fine with Abreu in the three hole if he consistently had the power he teased us with in the HR derby last year, but he doesn't...As stated above, he does bring the OBP and SB numbers that you want from a top of the lineup guy though.
I understand the lefty argument, but their top three hitters are lefties...at some point, you need to stick your top three hitters where they can do the most damage. It's not worth putting Burrell in between them, because he strikes out way too much.
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