Originally Posted by kittle42
In an ideal lineup, Beckham is hitting 9th and providing adequate defense, like a Mark Ellis type.
Good comparison there. Beckham may never be the Michael Young doubles machine that we all hoped he would be, but he can certainly fill that Mark Ellis role. As others have posted, there are larger black holes in this lineup that need to be filled other than 2B. It starts with catcher, 1B, and LF.
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