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beasly213
03-26-2009, 12:01 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-26-white-sox-chicago-mar26,0,43939.story

There is a blurb at the end of that article that Chris Getz will bat 2nd and AJ will bat 7th.

Thoughts on this?

Eddo144
03-26-2009, 12:09 PM
I'm all for it. AJ's a valuable catcher, but he makes too many outs to be hitting in front of Quentin and the other big boppers in the lineup. AJ hitting behind a fast player like Alexei is also good news, as AJ's singles-and-doubles style, as opposed to true power, will leverage Alexei's speed quite nicely.

DSpivack
03-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Who will bat leadoff?

doublem23
03-26-2009, 12:22 PM
Who will bat leadoff?

I think we're just going to take the automatic out. And by that of course I mean the Owens/Wise/Anderson platoon.

Daver
03-26-2009, 12:29 PM
I'm all for it. AJ's a valuable catcher, but he makes too many outs to be hitting in front of Quentin and the other big boppers in the lineup. AJ hitting behind a fast player like Alexei is also good news, as AJ's singles-and-doubles style, as opposed to true power, will leverage Alexei's speed quite nicely.

He's also the best baserunner on the team.

sox1970
03-26-2009, 12:52 PM
At least Getz is getting closer to the top of the order. I think eventually they'll come to their senses and try him out at lead off.

beasly213
03-26-2009, 12:53 PM
He's also the best baserunner on the team.


"This man right next to me is the best baserunner of all time."

:hawk :manos

soxfan21
03-26-2009, 01:51 PM
I like it, would be nice if he batted leadoff, but Getz batting second is a good option. He can get on base, and also has speed.

whitesox901
03-26-2009, 04:28 PM
At least Getz is getting closer to the top of the order. I think eventually they'll come to their senses and try him out at lead off.

agreed

rdwj
03-26-2009, 04:51 PM
Why don't we skip having a lead off hitter and just bat an extra guy at the end of the order?

doublem23
03-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Why don't we skip having a lead off hitter and just bat an extra guy at the end of the order?

I think that's the plan with having the CF platoon lead off... They're not batting 1st, just 10th.