Montana168 wrote: what is torre thinking? i know it is only day 1, but we saw this lineup shuffling last yr, and it worked to get to the playoffs, but this yr they dont have the pitching depth to make up for not scoring enough runs. kemp should be in the 2 hole, or in the 3 hole and push ethier/manny down the lineup.
makes no sense?! does this piss anyone else off like it does to me?!
Is there any reason other than SB's for Kemp to Ethier and Manny down the lineup? here's a newsflash but Kemp isn't the best hitter in the Dodgers lineup and probably not the 2nd best.
Having him in the 5th spot takes advantage of his power and minimizes the effect of his low-ish BB rate. The only part that doesn't make sense is Martin in the 2 spot unless the coaching staff saw the 2008 version in camp. Then he's ideal in the 2 spot.