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Old 04-16-2008, 09:14 AM
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Default Thome to be moved to 5-spot?

Definitely not a bad idea, with him struggling and all.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,4637908.story
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:26 AM
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I"m all for it. Move him to the 5 and get some hits, maybe build some confidence etc.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:29 AM
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Bring up Fields and bat him vs. lefties and Thome vs. righties.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:29 AM
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I"m all for it. Move him to the 5 and get some hits, maybe build some confidence etc.
Do we stick with JD at the three spot then from yesterday and just flip flop JD and Thome. I don't think messing with a somewhat productive, at least winning, line-up right now would be the smartest thing.

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:32 AM
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Bring up Fields and bat him vs. lefties and Thome vs. righties.
Not a bad idea. I would like to see fields in the lineup without or before trading Crede.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:34 AM
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Do we stick with JD at the three spot then from yesterday and just flip flop JD and Thome. I don't think messing with a somewhat productive, at least winning, line-up right now would be the smartest thing.

Do we need to bring back the tinkerer?

Yeah I guess if it's not broke don't fix it. The Sox haven't hit a slump yet, but when and if they dd it's something to consider.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:41 AM
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Who cares? The difference between the expected productivity with Jim hitting 3 vs 5 relative to JD is nearly nil.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:41 AM
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Well, while we're all freaking out about our Future Hall of Fame DH's lack of hitting lefties in the first two weeks of the season, Josh Fields is actually hitting lefties worse than righties now, in the first two weeks of the AAA season.

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:44 AM
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Well, while we're all freaking out about our Future Hall of Fame DH's lack of hitting lefties in the first two weeks of the season, Josh Fields is actually hitting lefties worse than righties now, in the first two weeks of the AAA season.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=435222
Why is this all about Fields? Can't some right hander on the CURRENT roster hit LH for Thome? BA has had some good at-bats. Hell, if Lexi makes contact it'll go pretty far. Ozuna could be some speed on the basepaths if it wasnt a RBI situation. Thats like 3 - options, not in AAA. Not to mention if one of the current RH starters was resting that day on the bench.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:02 AM
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Bring up Fields and bat him vs. lefties and Thome vs. righties.
The one area Fields can benefit from in AAA is defense...he needs to be playing 3rd every day...I'd go with Dye/Konerko as the DH against LH, move Swisher to RF or 1B when you do that. BA or Ramirez in CF.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:08 AM
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The one area Fields can benefit from in AAA is defense...he needs to be playing 3rd every day...I'd go with Dye/Konerko as the DH against LH, move Swisher to RF or 1B when you do that. BA or Ramirez in CF.
Agreed except I would put Quentin in RF and Swisher in left
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:12 AM
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I think that this will be good for Thome. As stated before hopefully he'll get a few more hits here and build a little more confidence in his stroke. When he does start improving, just move him back to the 3 spot and everything will be all good hopefully.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:48 AM
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Why is this all about Fields? Can't some right hander on the CURRENT roster hit LH for Thome? BA has had some good at-bats. Hell, if Lexi makes contact it'll go pretty far. Ozuna could be some speed on the basepaths if it wasnt a RBI situation. Thats like 3 - options, not in AAA. Not to mention if one of the current RH starters was resting that day on the bench.
I'm just pointing out that a lot of the people throwing a hissy fit over Thome's slow start seem to think that Josh Fields will come up and magically mash LHP.



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Old 04-16-2008, 10:53 AM
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No. Do not switch Dye and Thome. We have only two beefy lefty batters in the lineup and I don't think it's a good idea to have them bat back to back... Even if AJ would provide more protection than Konerko right now.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:11 AM
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Why is this all about Fields? Can't some right hander on the CURRENT roster hit LH for Thome? BA has had some good at-bats.
I'd rather see Thome blind-folded one handed swinging against lefties with a tennis racket than Brian Anderson against anyone in a slow pitch softball league. If we're sitting Thome, our best pure power hitter, it isn't going to be to get some hack with the stick like BA more at bats. At least the Fields thing was realistic.
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