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Old 08-02-2017, 11:51 AM
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Default Is this one of the worst lineups we have ever seen?

Today's lineup:

1. Tim Anderson (SS)
2. Tyler Saladino (3B)
3. Jose Abreu (1B)
4. Kevan Smith (C)
5. Nick Delmonico (LF)
6. Leury Garcia (RF)
7. Yolmer Sanchez (2B)
8. Alen Hanson (DH)
9. Adam Engel (CF)
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:58 AM
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Isn't that the point?

(of the rebuild, that is)
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:17 PM
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On paper, yes but the 1967 team was a real hitless wonders bunch batting .225 as a team. Despite the horrible hitting the pitching was the best in MLB and they almost won the AL pennant. One other point on 1967, the ball must have been deader than a door nail. Pitchers dominated the game like nothing ever seen before except in the dead ball era. A couple years later they lowered the pitching mound to create more offense.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:29 PM
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I recall 1980 being a bad team. I looked it up -- and I was right!


Bruce Kimm/Marvis Foley, Squires, Morrison, Todd Cruz, Kevin Bell, Lemon, Baines, Lamar Johnson, Wayne Nordhagen. Lemon hit .292 (Baines hit.255). Nordhagen and Morrison led the team in HR's with 15 [!].
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:35 PM
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Isn't that the point?

(of the rebuild, that is)
Yes (and I have no problem with that), but it's still fun to look at!
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:40 PM
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It struck me as notably bad too. It's a bad team, and a few of the better (or at least more interesting) players on the team are hurt. So this is what you get. Besides Abreu and Hanson who just came over, this feels like it could have been a Charlotte lineup a year or two ago (although I'm sure they were never all there at the same time)
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:16 PM
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With this particular line up, I question the motivation of the opposition to ever throw Jose Abreu anything near a strike.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:36 PM
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I treated myself to a Club Corners seat to this one for only $30. Dollar hot dogs, sunshine, a premium seat, and the home half-innings should be nice and quick to offset the drudgery of the numerous pitching changes in the visiting half-innings.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:38 PM
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Today's lineup:

1. Tim Anderson (SS)
2. Tyler Saladino (3B)
3. Jose Abreu (1B)
4. Kevan Smith (C)
5. Nick Delmonico (LF)
6. Leury Garcia (RF)
7. Yolmer Sanchez (2B)
8. Alen Hanson (DH)
9. Adam Engel (CF)
I see some interesting hitters.
It's the worst pitching staff however.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:38 PM
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With this particular line up, I question the motivation of the opposition to ever throw Jose Abreu anything near a strike.

Excellent point with saladino in front and smith behind. And why Abreu isnt pounding on management asking them to get him out of dodge baffles me.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:44 PM
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Excellent point with saladino in front and smith behind. And why Abreu isnt pounding on management asking them to get him out of dodge baffles me.
Because players tend not to do that.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:47 PM
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Because players tend not to do that.

You are right, their agents do
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:07 PM
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You are right, their agents do
There are a lot of players as good as or better than Jose Abreu who have stuck with losing teams for years across all sports.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:05 PM
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The pen is the real drag. It's bad, in the dumpster, bad. Well, and any starters not named Rodon or Miggy on a good day.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:09 PM
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Saladino slugging .266 from the hot corner.

He's not going to make me forget Junior Moore or Kevin Bell any time soon. Or Lorenzo Gray. Or Eddie Williams.
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