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Where should Infante hit in the lineup?


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I miss my boy Uggs ;(

 

 

I don't. Both guys are struggling but the trade was the right move. Infante is playing good defense and pretty soon he will get hot and improve his average. But yes, he needs to hit in the bottom of the order for now.

 

Some wishful thinking right there. :p

 

I say leave him be for now, he's going to get his best shot to hit with Cogs in front and Hanley and Stanton right behind him. If he's hitting like this in another month or two then drop him down to the 8 hole.

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I miss my boy Uggs ;(

 

 

I don't. Both guys are struggling but the trade was the right move. Infante is playing good defense and pretty soon he will get hot and improve his average. But yes, he needs to hit in the bottom of the order for now.

 

Some wishful thinking right there. :p

 

I say leave him be for now, he's going to get his best shot to hit with Cogs in front and Hanley and Stanton right behind him. If he's hitting like this in another month or two then drop him down to the 8 hole.

 

That is a REALLY long leash. I'm in favor of leaving him in the 2-hole... but for another week or 2. Let him get about 100 PA's before a switch occurs.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

Although I think it's still too early for any #s to be telling anything so far, he has to be penalized for single handedly losing today's game (or putting us in that position).

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

Although I think it's still too early for any #s to be telling anything so far, he has to be penalized for single handedly losing today's game (or putting us in that position).

 

 

I was referring to career #'s/peripherals.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

Although I think it's still too early for any #s to be telling anything so far, [/b]he has to be penalized for single handedly losing today's game (or putting us in that position).

Yea. LoMo's error had nothing to do with the loss. And until Hanley and Stanton start hitting........

 

It's getting to the point I almost dread seeing those two come up.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

Although I think it's still too early for any #s to be telling anything so far, [/b]he has to be penalized for single handedly losing today's game (or putting us in that position).

Yea. LoMo's error had nothing to do with the loss. And until Hanley and Stanton start hitting........

 

It's getting to the point I almost dread seeing those two come up.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

Although I think it's still too early for any #s to be telling anything so far, [/b]he has to be penalized for single handedly losing today's game (or putting us in that position).

Yea. LoMo's error had nothing to do with the loss. And until Hanley and Stanton start hitting........

 

It's getting to the point I almost dread seeing those two come up.

 

Can't quite make out if youre being sarcastic... but 7th inning tie game men in the corners with < 2 outs and arguably the fastest runner in baseball on 3rd base? You cannot ground out into a double play. He also had a chance to redeem himself in the 9th.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

 

Like I said, he's going to get the best pitches he's going to see in the #2 spot between Cogs and the meat of our order. If he's incapable of hitting there then screw the lineup, sit him on the bench and make him the utility man he's supposed to be.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

 

Like I said, he's going to get the best pitches he's going to see in the #2 spot between Cogs and the meat of our order. If he's incapable of hitting there then screw the lineup, sit him on the bench and make him the utility man he's supposed to be.

 

lolwat? He's still far better than having TWO of Helms/Murphy/Bonifacio in the lineup every day.

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

 

Like I said, he's going to get the best pitches he's going to see in the #2 spot between Cogs and the meat of our order. If he's incapable of hitting there then screw the lineup, sit him on the bench and make him the utility man he's supposed to be.

 

lolwat? He's still far better than having TWO of Helms/Murphy/Bonifacio in the lineup every day.

 

.220/.266/.288 is like having two Helms/Murphy/Bonifacio's in the lineup every day. Give him another month, if he's incapable then we need to start taking a look at what's available inside and outside of the organization because we can't have 3 black holes in our lineup (3B and Buck being the other two at the moment).

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Unfortunately it doesn't seem to matter to Edwin. He is going to stick with Omar at the 2nd hole a little longer. I just don't understand why the switch isn't being made. It's obvious to me others in our lineup would be better suited in the #2 hole. Oh well.....

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I don't see why the move can't be made now; it's not as if he's magically going to become a better hitter than LoMo or Gaby, for that matter. He'll probably run into his hot streaks over the course of a season like any other player at some point, but he's not a better hitter. It's pretty clear; the #'s tell the story.

 

 

 

Like I said, he's going to get the best pitches he's going to see in the #2 spot between Cogs and the meat of our order. If he's incapable of hitting there then screw the lineup, sit him on the bench and make him the utility man he's supposed to be.

 

lolwat? He's still far better than having TWO of Helms/Murphy/Bonifacio in the lineup every day.

 

.220/.266/.288 is like having two Helms/Murphy/Bonifacio's in the lineup every day. Give him another month, if he's incapable then we need to start taking a look at what's available inside and outside of the organization because we can't have 3 black holes in our lineup (3B and Buck being the other two at the moment).

 

 

I think you're reading into two week stats a little too much.

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I think you're reading into two week stats a little too much.

 

 

As are people saying he needs to be moved down in the lineup, he's unquestionably going to see better pitches where he's at because until he shows he can hit pitchers are going to make him beat them rather then risk giving him a free base with the meat of our lineup coming behind him. Right now this is the best spot for him to be in if we want to get his bat going.

 

My point is I don't want to be in the same situation we were in a few years back when we stuck with Bonafacio in the everyday lineup until July which cost us a good shot at the playoffs. If Infante shows us he can hit, then great no problems we all move on. But he has to show us because he doesn't have the pedigree to give him the benefit of the doubt, he had a career year last year but everything else hasn't been terribly far off what we're seeing now. We're stuck at 3B and C if they continue on how I'm expecting them to continue on, if we can shore up 2B if Infante doesn't improve then we need to do it and quickly.

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