Originally Posted by kobo
They possibly could have won the same, maybe even less. Seeing as how there is no replacement for Konerko I don't see how dropping him in the order would have really helped. He would be producing the same no matter where he was in the lineup. There's also no guarantee that moving AJ and Rios up would produce different/better results. But I guess it's going to be 'Blame Ventura' now for the woes of this team.
Yeah, I can't blame Ventura for going with his main guys. He has no bench. This team just wasn't good enough or deep enough in the end.
Unless Rios would have been allowed to bat nine consecutive times, it would have been hard to construct a good lineup lately.