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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby Tavish » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:30 pm

Curtis Pride wrote:Theo's words were just to drive the price down on Anthony Rizzo, now the starting 1B for the Cubs. He was never REALLY going to go with Lahair, and they were too far away to compete to really be an option for Fielder either.

I'm not so sure Rizzo will get the nod over Lahair, at least to start the season.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby Curtis Pride » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:36 pm

Unless it is for actual baseball reasons, there's no incentive to keep him in AAA. He already was delayed enough last year to ensure he won't be super two eligible. For them to push it back another year, they would have to keep him in AAA until next August - which isn't going to happen.

Lahair may start in April, and if he flops like all other AAAA players do (Chris Davis, Kila Ka'ahuie, etc), they will bring up Rizzo for good. If Lahair does well, the Cubs will trade him in April/May to a team that needs a bat.

Rizzo will absolutely have more AB for the Cubs next year than Lahair will.

This is a team in full-on rebuild, and it makes sense for them to let Rizzo run with the position if he shows similar skills in Spring Training to what he did last year before his dreadful stint with the Padres.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby SpecialFNK » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:11 pm

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said he expects Anthony Rizzo to begin the 2012 season at Triple-A Iowa.
Hoyer envisions Bryan LaHair keeping the seat warm at first base while Rizzo gets more seasoning. Of course, he could tear it up in spring training and change their minds, but after he batted just .141 with one homer in 49 games for the Padres this past season, it's not a bad idea to give him more at-bats at Triple-A. Rizzo should be the team's full-time first baseman at some point during 2012.


LaHair deserves a chance to show what he can do. even if everyone can put up good numbers in the PCL, LaHair was still the MVP there in 2011.

Anthony Rizzo is only 22. there's no need to rush him.
why not keep him in AAA all season until September? he started 2010 in A+ for 29 games and then went to AA for 107 games. then in 2011 he started the season in AAA for 93 games.
Rizzo hit well in AAA last year - .331/.404/.652/1.056/ 26 HR/ ..which was also the PCL. in 2010 he wasn't as impressive. AA-.263/.334/.481/.815/ A+- .248/.333/.479/.812/.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby kab21 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:22 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:LaHair deserves a chance to show what he can do. even if everyone can put up good numbers in the PCL, LaHair was still the MVP there in 2011.


In addition the eastern half of the PCL isn't as ridiculously inflated as the western half.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:32 pm

Seattle outfield to start 2012?
Ichiro/ Gutierrez/ and? Trayvon Robinson?
Robinson didn't do much with Seattle (.210/.250/.336./586) after coming up from the minors (.293/.375/.562/.937). does he start the season with Seattle, or start the season in AAA? he is 23 years old, so he's not that young. but maybe Seattle could also go with Casper Wells? Wells had a vrutal finish to the season in September, but he was also sick with severe sinus.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:51 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:Seattle outfield to start 2012?
Ichiro/ Gutierrez/ and? Trayvon Robinson?
Robinson didn't do much with Seattle (.210/.250/.336./586) after coming up from the minors (.293/.375/.562/.937). does he start the season with Seattle, or start the season in AAA? he is 23 years old, so he's not that young. but maybe Seattle could also go with Casper Wells? Wells had a vrutal finish to the season in September, but he was also sick with severe sinus.
One would think Carp is in the mix as well.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:10 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
SpecialFNK wrote:Seattle outfield to start 2012?
Ichiro/ Gutierrez/ and? Trayvon Robinson?
Robinson didn't do much with Seattle (.210/.250/.336./586) after coming up from the minors (.293/.375/.562/.937). does he start the season with Seattle, or start the season in AAA? he is 23 years old, so he's not that young. but maybe Seattle could also go with Casper Wells? Wells had a vrutal finish to the season in September, but he was also sick with severe sinus.
One would think Carp is in the mix as well.


I was figuring Carp would be in at DH. he will start somewhere, guess it could be in the OF with one of the other players at DH.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby ensanimal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:08 pm

Mark Reynolds is expected to serve as the Orioles' primary first baseman during the 2012 season.
Reynolds, who has always been a sub-par defender at the hot corner, was moved off third base last year by O's manager Buck Showalter. And unless the Baltimore front office makes a surprise free agent signing before spring training, that will be the setup heading into the upcoming season. Reynolds will still have fantasy eligibility at third and remains a valuable mixed-league commodity.


This from Rotoworld. Does this just move Davis to DH and Reynolds at 1B? Or Davis at 3B?
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby Skin Blues » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:12 pm

Going purely off of memory, Davis is a good defensive third baseman. I could be way off though. Will be interesting to see if he can become another Mark Reynolds type of hitter, or if the HR totals simply won't be enough to compensate for his other futilities.
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Re: Projected Starting Lineups

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:11 am

Is he better than Andino? When they got rid of Scott I assumed Reynolds or Davis would serve as the DH with the other playing first. Of course they could platoon all three positions.
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