RocketsDWM wrote:Who would you rather see bat: Ortiz or Ben Sheets?
Seems like an obvious answer to me. Thats what I mean by the best possible lineup.
Who would you rather see pitch: Sheets or Ortiz? With that 9th slot, you have to choose one or the other: Ortiz pitch and hit, or Sheets pitch and hit. Pretty obvious to me which one of those is the 'best possible lineup'.
I dont want to see the star pitcher go down with an injury because he was swinging a bat.
Because that's such a frequent occurance. The list of NL pitchers that have gone on the DL the past ten years due to injuries acquired while hitting is about as short as those in MLB who can outeat Red Sox 'player' David Ortiz.