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Who's got the best lineup in baseball?

White Sox
9
8%
Red Sox
6
6%
Yankees
59
55%
Indians
3
3%
Mets
20
19%
Blue Jays
4
4%
Tigers
1
1%
Rangers
3
3%
Phillies
2
2%
 
Total votes : 107

Postby FantasyGURU802 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:19 pm

Doesn't Melky Cabrera play left field? Thought they only used Bernie in pinch-hit situations
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Postby Honus » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:12 pm

To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.

All the Yankees voters here kind of remind me of the Steinbrenner way of thinking - they go with name recognition instead of actual results. So, you get a bunch of aging, over-paid, over-hyped players. Given how much more money the Yankees have at their disposal, there is absolutely no excuse that they are not dominant in BOTH hitting AND pitching every single year. Yeah, they are very good, but no, they are not the best - and the shame of it is that they should be far and away the best.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:16 pm

Honus wrote:To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.

All the Yankees voters here kind of remind me of the Steinbrenner way of thinking - they go with name recognition instead of actual results. So, you get a bunch of aging, over-paid, over-hyped players. Given how much more money the Yankees have at their disposal, there is absolutely no excuse that they are not dominant in BOTH hitting AND pitching every single year. Yeah, they are very good, but no, they are not the best - and the shame of it is that they should be far and away the best.


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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:19 pm

Honus wrote:To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.

All the Yankees voters here kind of remind me of the Steinbrenner way of thinking - they go with name recognition instead of actual results. So, you get a bunch of aging, over-paid, over-hyped players. Given how much more money the Yankees have at their disposal, there is absolutely no excuse that they are not dominant in BOTH hitting AND pitching every single year. Yeah, they are very good, but no, they are not the best - and the shame of it is that they should be far and away the best.


Point taken, but keep in mind that this team is missing two monster offensive players in Sheffield and Matsui, and Cano is no slouch either. Sure, they still had Damon, Jeter, A-Rod and Giambi, but the bottom of the lineup was filled with bench/AAA type players like Crosby, Cairo, Nick Green, Andy Phillips, Melky, etc.

A lineup consisting of Damon, Jeter, Rodriguez, Giambi, Abreu, Sheffield, Matsui, Posada and Cano is certainly the most dangerous, and if they did not score the most runs in baseball, something is severely wrong.

At this point though, with the Yankees injuries, they might not be the best. Chicago and the Mets are definately up there.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:26 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Honus wrote:To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.

All the Yankees voters here kind of remind me of the Steinbrenner way of thinking - they go with name recognition instead of actual results. So, you get a bunch of aging, over-paid, over-hyped players. Given how much more money the Yankees have at their disposal, there is absolutely no excuse that they are not dominant in BOTH hitting AND pitching every single year. Yeah, they are very good, but no, they are not the best - and the shame of it is that they should be far and away the best.


Point taken, but keep in mind that this team is missing two monster offensive players in Sheffield and Matsui, and Cano is no slouch either. Sure, they still had Damon, Jeter, A-Rod and Giambi, but the bottom of the lineup was filled with bench/AAA type players like Crosby, Cairo, Nick Green, Andy Phillips, Melky, etc.

A lineup consisting of Damon, Jeter, Rodriguez, Giambi, Abreu, Sheffield, Matsui, Posada and Cano is certainly the most dangerous, and if they did not score the most runs in baseball, something is severely wrong.

At this point though, with the Yankees injuries, they might not be the best. Chicago and the Mets are definately up there.


The lineup the Yankees have fielded for the better part of this season, injuries withstanding, can't possibly be considered the best in baseball. Now, everybody must be voting based on the assumption of a 100% healthy roster; otherwise there's just blatant homerism running rampant. I'd take the White Sox or Mets lineups, all day.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:30 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
Honus wrote:To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.

All the Yankees voters here kind of remind me of the Steinbrenner way of thinking - they go with name recognition instead of actual results. So, you get a bunch of aging, over-paid, over-hyped players. Given how much more money the Yankees have at their disposal, there is absolutely no excuse that they are not dominant in BOTH hitting AND pitching every single year. Yeah, they are very good, but no, they are not the best - and the shame of it is that they should be far and away the best.


Point taken, but keep in mind that this team is missing two monster offensive players in Sheffield and Matsui, and Cano is no slouch either. Sure, they still had Damon, Jeter, A-Rod and Giambi, but the bottom of the lineup was filled with bench/AAA type players like Crosby, Cairo, Nick Green, Andy Phillips, Melky, etc.

A lineup consisting of Damon, Jeter, Rodriguez, Giambi, Abreu, Sheffield, Matsui, Posada and Cano is certainly the most dangerous, and if they did not score the most runs in baseball, something is severely wrong.

At this point though, with the Yankees injuries, they might not be the best. Chicago and the Mets are definately up there.


The lineup the Yankees have fielded for the better part of this season, injuries withstanding, can't possibly be considered the best in baseball. Now, everybody must be voting based on the assumption of a 100% healthy roster; otherwise there's just blatant homerism running rampant. I'd take the White Sox or Mets lineups, all day.


Oh, definately agreed. To this point in the season, the Yankees haven't fielded the best lineup. At 100% healthy, it's hard to argue with them though.
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Postby ebrage » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:54 pm

Hey, where are the Twins in that? :-D :~( :-B
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Postby byfrcp » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:57 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
Honus wrote:To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.

All the Yankees voters here kind of remind me of the Steinbrenner way of thinking - they go with name recognition instead of actual results. So, you get a bunch of aging, over-paid, over-hyped players. Given how much more money the Yankees have at their disposal, there is absolutely no excuse that they are not dominant in BOTH hitting AND pitching every single year. Yeah, they are very good, but no, they are not the best - and the shame of it is that they should be far and away the best.


Point taken, but keep in mind that this team is missing two monster offensive players in Sheffield and Matsui, and Cano is no slouch either. Sure, they still had Damon, Jeter, A-Rod and Giambi, but the bottom of the lineup was filled with bench/AAA type players like Crosby, Cairo, Nick Green, Andy Phillips, Melky, etc.

A lineup consisting of Damon, Jeter, Rodriguez, Giambi, Abreu, Sheffield, Matsui, Posada and Cano is certainly the most dangerous, and if they did not score the most runs in baseball, something is severely wrong.

At this point though, with the Yankees injuries, they might not be the best. Chicago and the Mets are definately up there.


The lineup the Yankees have fielded for the better part of this season, injuries withstanding, can't possibly be considered the best in baseball. Now, everybody must be voting based on the assumption of a 100% healthy roster; otherwise there's just blatant homerism running rampant. I'd take the White Sox or Mets lineups, all day.


Even with the injuries the Yanks only have 20 less runs than the White Sox. With the new Addition of an OBP machine in Abreu, they will surpass the White Sox soon enough.
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Postby Tavish » Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:33 pm

Honus wrote:To me, the best lineup is the one that scores the most runs - so, the White Sox.

Alternately could be the best OPS, so the Blue Jays.


The Jays OPS is really inflated this year at home. Skydome (or whatever they want to call it now) has always been a bandbox.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:13 am

DK wrote:
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kimchi_chigae wrote:Ahhhh...but which team leads the league in batting average? :^

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don't know off the top of my head, but I am guessing it will be a team watching baseball come October. :-)


The Padres? :-?

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