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Postby RugbyD » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:12 pm

I heard faint rumblings a month or so ago about Sizemore being moved down in the batting order, likely to 3rd. Does anyone know if this is still under any sort of serious consideration?
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Postby Rijo27fan » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:16 pm

In the future, yes. But not this year. Cleveland doesn't have a true lead off man. Coco Crisp would have been nice.
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Postby DevilDriver » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:24 pm

When he learns to hit lefties he should be moved down to 3rd, most likely a couple years down the road.
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Postby rmande09 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:34 pm

It will probably be around the same time Trevor Crowe is ready to contribute in the big leagues. 2008?
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Postby teamtitan512 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:47 pm

Sizemore makes sense in the leadoff role, since he does have some speed, hits for a decent average, and has a relatively high OBP.

With that said, he's not a burner, and the power can be better used for RBI's.

With what they have right now, I'd line Peralta, Sizemore, Hafner, Martinez 2-3-4-5
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Postby mikekim2121 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:53 am

Rijo27fan wrote:In the future, yes. But not this year. Cleveland doesn't have a true lead off man. Coco Crisp would have been nice.


I don't think its a stretch to say Coco Crisp would be one of the bottom third in the league among lead off hitters. He's never had success in that spot and by the way he plays, I doubt he will ever be more than an average lead off hitter.

He has a lot of speed yet isn't more than a 25 steal guy at best. Nor does he see a lot of pitches or take walks.

In 823 career AB's batting first:
.264/.309/.361 9 HR / 56 BB / 118 K / 27 SB

That's like a pre 2006 Jose Reyes OBP with a taste of Matt Lawton on the basepaths (18 sb last year, similar ratio to Coco's in terms of AB/SB)
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:18 am

rmande09 wrote:It will probably be around the same time Trevor Crowe is ready to contribute in the big leagues. 2008?




Yep, Crowe is the Indians leadoff man probably as soon as 08 if this injury does not hold him back. That should move Sizemore to 3rd, Hafner 4th, Vmart 5th. That would be a very nice 3-4-5.
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Postby rainman23 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:22 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
rmande09 wrote:It will probably be around the same time Trevor Crowe is ready to contribute in the big leagues. 2008?




Yep, Crowe is the Indians leadoff man probably as soon as 08 if this injury does not hold him back. That should move Sizemore to 3rd, Hafner 4th, Vmart 5th. That would be a very nice 3-4-5.


Weird. When I saw 2008 I figured it was sarcasm, because 2008 sounds like One Million, A.D. My how time flies, huh?
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