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Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:38 am
by Rollotommasi
HOW STUPID IS YOST ????

0.188avg
3rbi & 11k in 9 games

why the switch with Fielder ??

why ??

it does make any sense

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:14 am
by cbrepresent
I don't know why Yost made the switch, but as a Fielder owner, I'm loving every minute of it.

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:43 am
by BALCO All-Stars
I think part of the reasoning was to give Braun more RBI chances...it was something like over 50% of his HR were solo shots...but I agree that so far, switching Prince and Braun hasn't worked out in Braun's favor...but then again, we couldn't expect Braun to keep up his Herculean pace.

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:59 am
by sandman042
yea yost is horrible w/ lineups. he batted jj hardy 2nd for about two months when he was hitting .200 and when hart goes on a slump and bats .240 he looses his playing time . dont really get yost. he shoulda kept braun 3rd cause fielder was a beast already and he didmt need protectiion but now pitcher s arent throwing as many good pitchers b/c brauns protection is jenkins/hall. move braun back to 3rd!

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:43 am
by Secret Avatar
As guy who owns Prince & the Revolution in a keeper league, I'm very happy with the new batting order :-D

But seriously, did Braun owners think he was gonna continue hitting like the pre-2007 Pujols the entire season? It was inevitable that he was gonna slow down.

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:46 am
by sgnilloccaz
yah, being a PRINCE owner i don't mind the switch at all. :-)

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:50 am
by J35J
Secret Avatar wrote:As guy who owns Prince & the Revolution in a keeper league, I'm very happy with the new batting order :-D

But seriously, did Braun owners think he was gonna continue hitting like the pre-2007 Pujols the entire season? It was inevitable that he was gonna slow down.


Come on SA have you been reading these boards.......YES, people did expect him to keep up his pace.....he's a HOFer who will be a 2nd round pick next year. ;-7 !+)

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:40 pm
by masterpinky0509
I agree it doesn't make sense, but his stats in the 9 games since then have little do w/ that. 9 games is way too small a sample size, and it's not as if moving one spot down in the order, Ryan Braun is suddenly going to say, "OMG! So much pressure, I'm the cleanup hitter now! I can't take it!" and break down sobbing and swinging at every down and away slider he sees.

The reason the switch didn't make sense was b/c Braun's speed is better suited to the 3-hole, where you traditionally put your best pure hitter. The 4 spot goes to your best power hitter, which Fielder obviously is.

Re: Braun batting 4th

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:01 pm
by dooz
Snakes Gould wrote:the reason the switch DID make sense was to bat jenkins 5th and split up the lefty-lefty in the middle of the order rather than haivng bill .250 hall hitting 5th.


exactly.

It also allows braun to use his speed a little more as nobody is going to risk sending a base-runner with Fielder at the plate.