Originally Posted by TDog
I don't think it's that simple.
I get the impression that Williams would like to see an outfield of Viciedo, Rios and Quentin. There isn't a leadoff hitter out of the outfield, and your DH as well isn't going to be a leadoff hitter. It isn't just a matter of replacing Pierre with Viciedo. It's a matter of finding a leadoff man from your infield, and you're not going to find one at first or third, unless you're talking about Vizquel.
There isn't an ideal leadoff hitter in this situation, Juan Pierre included. I'd push Alexei to the front and be done with it. I have a major problem giving the worst hitter and player on the team the most at bats. It is simply moronic.