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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzgerald#11 View Post
    Thank God League is back to where he was 2 years ago. He should fill in that 7th inning role nicely. There's also a guy like Wolfe who pitched real well under the radar last year. Still would of nice to have had Janssen, League and Accardoset up Ryan.
    Is Leauges velocity back to where it was a couple seasons ago? Man that guy could throw some heat.

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    League's been up around 95-97 so far, which is nice. Not quite at the 98-100 he used to ahve, but still very good.

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    I don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but I was watching the Yanks-Jays and the Yankees announcers said that the Jays were pretty impressed with Kane Davis out of the bullpen.

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    Kane Davis?

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    Kane Davis along with this Parrish guy are battling for Bullpen spots...along with Shawn Camp and i guess Armando Benitez....

    with the injury to Janssen...i specualte we may see a trade with the Brewers to bring in a starter...either Vargas Capuano or Bush.....the Crew could use some pen help...and salary releief....so maybe a Frasor and C prospect for Capuano makes sense for both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeke View Post
    Kane Davis?
    I dunno who he is, just heard it and thought I'd post it.

    He pitched three innings against the Yankees yesterday.

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    6.1IP and only 1 run given up so far. Of course I've never seen him pitch so its tough to judge.

    I think we'll be pretty good still if the bullpen looks like this

    Ryan
    Accardo
    League
    Downs
    Tallet
    Frasor
    Parrish

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    I don't understand why they can't let Accardo be the closer until BJ recovers 100% and is in mid-season form, it seems they are rushing him and want him to be closer on opening day. And also who is batting 3rd?

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    1) A.Hill
    2) A.Rios
    3) V.Wells
    4) F.Thomas
    5) L.Overbay
    6) S.Rolen
    7) M.Stairs
    8) G.Zaun
    9) D.Eckstein

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    I feel like Eckstein will be our leadoff man.

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    definitely to start the year. Hill might just have a big year this year, though. He's a good player.


    Although I might even go with this:

    1) Rios
    2) Overbay
    3) Wells
    4) Thomas
    5) Rolen
    6) Stairs
    7) Hill
    8) Zaun
    9) Eckstein

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    Rios leading off is beyond idiotic, why would our best power hitter hit lead off? Gibbons just pisses me off, ugh.

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    Eckstien
    Overbay
    Rios
    Thomas
    Wells
    Rolen
    Hill
    Zaun
    Reed/Stairs/Stewert/Lind

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_next_kid View Post
    Rios leading off is beyond idiotic, why would our best power hitter hit lead off? Gibbons just pisses me off, ugh.
    more at bats for our best hitters means more offense overall.

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    Default Re: OT - The Toronto Blue Jays

    Stick Rios in the 3 hole unless Wells shows that he's back to his 2006-06 form. Have Wells split up Rolen and Thomas so there no cloggage with base running like last year with Thomas and Glaus

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    Rios will not be the leadoff hitter this year, JP/Gibbons have said so.

    Eckstein was brought in to be the leadoff hitter, Johnson/Stewart will be the leadoff hitter when there is a lefty on the mound.

    Eckstein
    Overbay
    Rios
    Rolen
    Wells
    Thomas
    Stairs
    Hill
    Zaun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzgerald#11 View Post
    Stick Rios in the 3 hole unless Wells shows that he's back to his 2006-06 form. Have Wells split up Rolen and Thomas so there no cloggage with base running like last year with Thomas and Glaus
    Rolen is not like Glaus, he is fast. He's probably one of the best baserunners on the team.

    Eckstein
    Rolen
    Rios
    Thomas
    Overbay
    Wells
    Stairs
    Hill
    Zaun

    This is a balanced lineup (Rolen can hit RHP). Eckstein should probably switch with Hill against LHP. I would expect to see lots of Stewart or Johnson at the top of the lineup when McDonald plays SS.

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    I like Eckstein and all, but I think it says a lot about our team that he's probably the worst hitter in the lineup.

    I don't mind starting out with him at leadoff, but if the team stays relatively healthy and everyone hits to where they're expected, I'm not sure I want the worst hitter on our team leading off.

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    Default Re: OT - The Toronto Blue Jays

    He's there because has a solid OBP, speed and bat control.

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    you don't use ops to judge who your best leadoff hitter is--that's stupid.

    BA and OBP are far more important elements atop the lineup and speed also has to count for something (which is why you don't bat frank thomas first).

    eckstein's BA would have put him first on the blue jays last year, his obp 4th.

    so unless aaron hill proves he can get on base at least as consistently as eckstein, you don't bat him atop the order and eckstein at the bottom.

    right now eckstein is the only hitter outside of rios who combined average, walk rate and speed. so he's a natural for the leadoff spot.

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