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    Tony La Russa is thinking about batting Jim Edmonds second in front of Albert Pujols in the Cardinals' batting order. "For my leadoff hitter, what I care about is on-base percentage; it doesn't do any good to steal 40 bases if you're on base 30 percent of the time. But in that two hole I like the pull power, through the holes and the gaps, and Jim will get some good pitches to hit in front of Albert."




    Sorry if this is old news.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by madyaks@Mar 9 2004, 11:39 AM
    Tony La Russa is thinking about batting Jim Edmonds second in front of Albert Pujols in the Cardinals' batting order. "For my leadoff hitter, what I care about is on-base percentage; it doesn't do any good to steal 40 bases if you're on base 30 percent of the time. But in that two hole I like the pull power, through the holes and the gaps, and Jim will get some good pitches to hit in front of Albert."




    Sorry if this is old news.
    I like Edgar 2 and Jim 3. Like this:

    Anderson/Hart
    Edgar
    Jim
    Albert
    Scott
    Reggie
    LF?
    Matheny
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    • #3
      Edgar
      Jimmy
      Rolen
      Pujols
      Sanders
      Anderson
      LF
      Matheny

      To put Renteria and his 390 OBP anywhere else is preposterous.

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      • #4
        I find the claim that TLR wants his lead-off hitter to get on base mildly ironic. Considering it looks like Marlon Anderson might lead off. He steals bases but isn't the best OBP person.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fishbone@Mar 9 2004, 11:44 AM
          Edgar
          Jimmy
          Rolen
          Pujols
          Sanders
          Anderson
          LF
          Matheny

          To put Renteria and his 390 OBP anywhere else is preposterous.
          I think 2 is a good fit for him. He's a good situational hitter and can drive in runs from there.
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          "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."—Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004


          "If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign."
          -Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 16, 2000

          Gives you the warm fuzzies, doesn't it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fishbone@Mar 9 2004, 11:44 AM
            Edgar
            Jimmy
            Rolen
            Pujols
            Sanders
            Anderson
            LF
            Matheny

            To put Renteria and his 390 OBP anywhere else is preposterous.
            You lose a lot of rbi's by batting Edgar leadoff.
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            • #7
              It's an analysis that is too detailed for me too get into.Yes, he got a lot of RBIs, but those were circumstantial because high OBP guys liuke Rolen, Edmonds, and Pujols were hitting in front of him. If Sanders hits where Renteria hit last year, he too will have 100 RBIs and be productive.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BurnKU+Mar 9 2004, 11:46 AM-->
                QUOTE(BurnKU @ Mar 9 2004, 11:46 AM)

              • #9
                Originally posted by BurnKU+Mar 9 2004, 12:46 PM-->
                QUOTE(BurnKU @ Mar 9 2004, 12:46 PM)

              • #10
                Originally posted by BurnKU+Mar 9 2004, 11:46 AM-->
                QUOTE(BurnKU @ Mar 9 2004, 11:46 AM)

              • #11
                What's the record for solo homeruns? Without a true leadoff batter, Jimmy might get close.
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                • #12
                  Originally posted by justwundrin@Mar 9 2004, 12:52 PM
                  What's the record for solo homeruns? Without a true leadoff batter, Jimmy might get close.
                  Actually leading off a game

                  AL Alfonso Soriano New York 13, 2003
                  NL Bobby Bonds San Francisco 11, 1973


                  But Brady Anderson hit 50 as the leadoff hitter for Baltimore in 96.
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                  • #13
                    And Rickey Henderson has the most total lead-off homers.

                    I like the idea of hitting Edgar at lthe top.

                    He's the closest thing we've got.
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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Fishbone@Mar 9 2004, 11:44 AM
                      Edgar
                      Jimmy
                      Rolen
                      Pujols
                      Sanders
                      Anderson
                      LF
                      Matheny

                      To put Renteria and his 390 OBP anywhere else is preposterous.
                      fish, I like that lineup.

                      I might switch rolen and pujols, and matheny and anderson.

                      Let anderson creat havoc on basepaths(when he gets on) for the top of the lineup.
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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by Fishbone@Mar 9 2004, 11:48 AM
                        If Sanders hits where Renteria hit last year, he too will have 100 RBIs and be productive.
                        Good point, I agree.

                        If batting Edgar first leaves a huge hole at 6 (like it did last year with Tino) then you can see keeping Edgar sixth.

                        But with Sanders hitting 6th, bat Edgar lead-off.

                        Edgar
                        Anderson/Hart/Robinson/LF to be named
                        Edmonds
                        Pujols
                        Rolen
                        Sanders
                        Anderson /Hart/Robinson/LF to be named
                        Johnny Bench
                        P

                        If you've got speed in the 7th hole and Matheny is having a decent year, consider moving your speed guy to 8th to give him a running chance ahead of P and Edgar at lead-off.

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