Originally Posted by thomas35forever
Rios is the best all-around hitter in the lineup and that fact alone makes me prefer he bat third. Konerko has power and no speed, plus he's proven himself a lot more. Paulie's batted fourth for years now. Why change it up now? And if those wrist problems have cleared up, I'd trust him in the cleanup spot even more.
Just because Konerko will likely reach base more. I wouldn't agree Rios is the best all around bat, he's never been anywhere near the hitter Konerko has been. Unless of course he's fallen off the cliff, which is another concern.