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Postby Amazinz » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:41 pm

In the opening ST press conference, Manuel said he is considering batting Castillo leadoff. Not enamored with this idea. I understand the reasoning but would consider the alternative of batting the Mets pitchers 8th and Castillo 9th. This might just be coach speak and if last year is any indication, Castillo in the lineup regularly might not even happen but I figure it's worth being aware of the possibility.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby garf112 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:11 pm

This would be a travesty if they batted Castillo leadoff. The guy doesn't even deserve a regular spot on the team, imo.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:15 pm

That would relegate Delgado to batting 6th. :-P Reyes hasn't hit anywhere but leadoff since 2005 and there's absolutely no reason to put him anywhere else.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:48 pm

How odd. What would the reasoning be for Reyes to hit 3rd? I'd imagine Castillo can hit second if Manuel is intent on plugging Castillo in the two-hole behind Reyes, with the usual Wright-Beltran-Delgado directly behind.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby pokerplaya » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:53 pm

That is one stupid idea. I hope that doesn't come to pass... :-o
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby Yoda » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:59 pm

Manuel proves once again that he doesn't know what he is doing.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:05 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:How odd. What would the reasoning be for Reyes to hit 3rd?

To piss me off.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby Amazinz » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:07 pm

Castillo doesn't fit the 2-hole. At this point in his career his only positive quality is that he's still great at taking the BB. But he doesn't do anything else well, can't bat "situationally", and his wheels no longer compensate for his inadequacies. So I understand the idea of putting Castillo in a spot in the order that takes advantage of his strengths... But I'd rather see #9 or just swallow his contract and admit the mistake of the signing.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby SignGuy » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:59 pm

If Castillo batted leadoff i would assume Reyes bats 2nd, not 3rd.
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Re: Reyes could bat 3rd

Postby jlm53089 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:08 pm

Horrible.

He should be leadoff, Beltran 2nd, Wright 3rd, Delgado 4th.
And so on...


Reyes value plunges if this is true.
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