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Realist
11-27-2005, 01:18 PM
Assuming the team is going to remain as it is, which of these guys do want batting 2nd in the 2006 Chicago White Sox line up? Why?

PAPChiSox729
11-27-2005, 01:23 PM
I know many people, including Ozzie, would like to see Iguchi bat lower in the order and show off some of his power. But Iguchi did a fantastic job batting second last year. I don't think Anderson is ready to step in and be a number two hitter in a major league lineup. Until he proves otherwise, I would bat him near the bottom of the order.

Dibbs
11-27-2005, 01:29 PM
Between those two, it would have to be Iguchi.

RedPinStripes
11-27-2005, 01:34 PM
Iguchi did too good of a job last year to be moved. He'll get a chance to swing away a lot with Thome and Konerko waiting to hit.

Hagan
11-27-2005, 01:35 PM
Both of them strike out to much but tadihito is my vote because he did a good job there last year so he has my vote or keep him there.

NorthSideSox72
11-27-2005, 02:36 PM
Owens.

Soxzilla
11-27-2005, 02:42 PM
Randy Winn.

Chicken Dinner
11-27-2005, 03:09 PM
Until BA gets some more AB's, we're not even positive he's ready for the bigs yet let alone the 2 hole.

Chisox003
11-27-2005, 03:12 PM
Randy Winn.
:?:

Gooch.....and his championship ring......................

RedPinStripes
11-27-2005, 03:14 PM
:?:

Gooch.....and his championship ring......................

That's all that needs to be said to make a point here. :bandance:

ChiSoxIn06
11-27-2005, 04:02 PM
Gooch..if it isnt broke dont fix it

jerry myers
11-27-2005, 04:23 PM
Iguchi unless we get a proven speedster, meaning like peirre sorry if i spelled his name wrong.

Frater Perdurabo
11-27-2005, 05:04 PM
There really are two questions here.

First, Iguchi clearly has proven his ability to help the Sox by batting second. Anderson has not proven his ability as a MLB-hitter, although I think in time hecan become a very good one. For 2006, if Anderson is the starting CF, he should bat ninth.

The second question, though, is that in what role would Iguchi be able to put up the best individual stats? Clearly he could hit more HRs and hit for a higher batting average lower in the lineup. However, as long as the Sox don't have another hitter who can do a better job taking pitches and hitting the other way in the #2 spot when Pods is on base, Iguchi should continue batting second.

Banix12
11-27-2005, 05:15 PM
We don't even know if Anderson is a major league caliber hitter yet so by default it has to be Iguchi.

ShoelessJoeS
11-27-2005, 05:21 PM
Duh.....Gooch. I've heard that Anderson doesn't have nearly as much bat control like a number 2 hitter should have. Also, the ability to lay down a bunt in key situations is essential for a 2 hitter to possess and I don't think Brian has that ability just yet.

gobears1987
11-27-2005, 05:39 PM
Iguchi. He would've batted .300 if he didn't sacrifice himself as much as he did. Gooch is selfless and Ozzie agrees in calling him the team MVP.

soxwon
11-27-2005, 06:54 PM
I know many people, including Ozzie, would like to see Iguchi bat lower in the order and show off some of his power. But Iguchi did a fantastic job batting second last year. I don't think Anderson is ready to step in and be a number two hitter in a major league lineup. Until he proves otherwise, I would bat him near the bottom of the order.

When did we get iguchi?
i was in OLNEY, ill all weekend.

nccwsfan
11-27-2005, 09:37 PM
With all due respect to Brian Anderson, there is no question as to who our #2 hitter should be. He excelled at this spot in 2005 and I hope to see more of the same in 2006 and beyond....

http://espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/7510.jpg

JohnBasedowYoda
11-27-2005, 09:54 PM
Until BA gets some more AB's, we're not even positive he's ready for the bigs yet let alone the 2 hole.


You're right, I hope BA is cut up to the task

Palehose13
11-27-2005, 10:29 PM
When did we get iguchi?
i was in OLNEY, ill all weekend.

:?:

Chisox003
11-27-2005, 10:34 PM
:?:
I think someone is still celebrating our championship run, no?

Or is he a D'angelo Jimenez supporter still in denial? :tongue:

Soxwon, time to share..... :smokin:

billyvsox
11-27-2005, 10:38 PM
Neither,

I would like to see Uribe move up. Although his strikeouts are a concern, he showed a good ability late in the season to take some pitches. He is one our best bunters, has some speed and needs to learn to hit the other way.

Plus. you cant get a fastball by him, and pitchers tend to throw him a lot of off-speed stuff in the dirt. Even if he fishes, Pods can steal bases easily this way.

My 2006 line-up:

1) Pods LF
2) Uribe SS
3) Iguchi 2B
4) Konerko 1B
5) Thome DH
6) Dye RF
7) AJ C
8) Crede 3B
9) Anderson/Owens CF

Chisox003
11-27-2005, 10:47 PM
Neither,

I would like to see Uribe move up. Although his strikeouts are a concern, he showed a good ability late in the season to take some pitches. He is one our best bunters, has some speed and needs to learn to hit the other way.

Plus. you cant get a fastball by him, and pitchers tend to throw him a lot of off-speed stuff in the dirt. Even if he fishes, Pods can steal bases easily this way.

My 2006 line-up:

1) Pods LF
2) Uribe SS
3) Iguchi 2B
4) Konerko 1B
5) Thome DH
6) Dye RF
7) AJ C
8) Crede 3B
9) Anderson/Owens CF
A free swinging, undisciplined hitter who still needs to "learn to hit the other way" in the 2 hole? 4 SB's isn't exactly tearing up those basepaths either.....

I don't understand why this would even be considered...We just won a championship with Juan in the 9 spot and Gooch in the 2 hole....Why change that?

Let Ooooribe stay at the bottom of the order where he has little pressure and can be comfortable swinging like a madman...Gooch was born to be a #2 hitter

MHOUSE
11-27-2005, 11:15 PM
Iguchi was awesome last year in the #2 hole. I don't want Anderson pencilled in that high in the order after only 34 at-bats. Hit him 8th or 9th until he proves he can hit major league pitching. I want to see what Gooch can do further down in the order as much as the next guy, but he's proven to be the best guy to hit #2 so far.