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TheBigHurt
02-19-2003, 08:31 PM
Who will be the Sox leadoff man?


i hope its Willie Harris

TheBigHurt
02-19-2003, 08:34 PM
LOL i know some of these choices are ridiculous

BKozi
02-19-2003, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by TheBigHurt
LOL i know some of these choices are ridiculous

I don't know, I think Borchard's legit. We could be trend setters in the Majors! The new prototype for a lead off hitter: an average hovering around .240, some power, and a whole lot of strikeouts.

Hey, at least he could be a momentum setter:

Homerun=Sox victory
Strikeout=Long day at the ballpark

You'd know where the Sox stand after the first AB.

mac9001
02-19-2003, 09:21 PM
It's gotta be Jimenez. He does a good job working the pitcher and setting up batter's that follow him.

duke of dorwood
02-19-2003, 09:36 PM
Harris' trying to get on by bunting 3 times a game will get real old

doublem23
02-19-2003, 09:53 PM
Jimenez is the only one that doesn't scare the **** out of me.

TheBigHurt
02-19-2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by doublem23
Jimenez is the only one that doesn't scare the **** out of me.

Harris can steal bases more

I STILL WANT WILLIE

TheBigHurt
02-19-2003, 10:51 PM
talk about a no contest....... this is one :D:

doublem23
02-19-2003, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by TheBigHurt
Harris can steal bases more

I STILL WANT WILLIE

Being able to steal bases would require Harris to get on base first.

nut_stock
02-20-2003, 12:12 AM
I agree about Jimenez being the front runner. I didn't see him much though and even though I don't think he's a liability on the
bases, I really don't know much of anything about his speed.....

EnricoPallazzo
02-20-2003, 01:29 AM
He stole 8 bases in his last 737 ABs so that will not be an asset. Hurt is correct in wanting Harris to lead off, but he will have to radically improve his OBP to earn the job. It would be sooo helpful to have a running threat at the top of the lineup to distract opposing pitchers. Unfortunately, Harris is the only possibility. I hope KW has a few more tricks in his bag. I fear center field and the top of the lineup will be more of a problem than most of us realize. To compound the team speed problem, I'm sure Manuel will insist on hitting Mags between the 2 piano movers, negating his speed also.

doublem23
02-20-2003, 02:16 AM
If Harris lives up to his potential then I can see him being a better lead-off hitter than D'Angelo Jimenez. Strictly speaking from what I saw of the two last year, Jimenez is the leading candidate as Harris still has to learn how to hit MLB pitching before we want to throw him to the lions first on a regular basis.

TheBigHurt
02-20-2003, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by doublem23
Being able to steal bases would require Harris to get on base first.

let me correct that for ya:

Willie has the ability to steal bases better then Jimenez.

IS THAT BETTER??

soxruleEP
02-20-2003, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by TheBigHurt
Harris can steal bases more

I STILL WANT WILLIE

At the risk of using one of the biggest cliches: You can't steal first base.

I odn't even want Harris on the team at the end of spring training.

moochpuppy
02-20-2003, 11:01 AM
"Lollygaggers!"

"Lolly, lolly, lolly, get your adverbs here." :smile:

Harris could be a great leadoff hitter once he learns the strikezone. As for now I think it will be Jimenez.

czalgosz
02-20-2003, 11:13 AM
Harris is valuable as a utility player, and I'd rather have him on the team than Josh Paul.

But Jimenez is a decent leadoff hitter now, and has the potential to be a really good leadoff hitter.

Besides, he's from the Yankees organization - maybe some of the magical winning dust the fairies sprinkle on them every March is still on him.

TheBigHurt
02-20-2003, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by soxruleEP
At the risk of using one of the biggest cliches: You can't steal first base.

I odn't even want Harris on the team at the end of spring training.
WAY TO KILL MY HOPES AND DREAMS :D:

bc2k
02-20-2003, 12:03 PM
Harris sucks. Singleton was fast too.

Guys as bad as Harris can't whine about playing time, yet he did last year. Harris isn't a good player or helps clubhouse chemistry.

Although he's good to keep around in case Rowand or Graff need extra time to come back. And it's possible he could turn out to be a decent player or hopefully good enough to take Graff's spot in 2004.