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Old 07-07-2013, 09:16 AM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
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Originally Posted by Corlose 15 View Post
There's no reason why Beckham should still be hitting 8th.
I agree, and it has nothing to do with trying to increase production this year.

Rather, we need to learn if his excellent hitting is sustainable, or a mirage.

He needs to hit in a "higher pressure" spot in the order. If he keeps hitting above .300 near the top of the order, then he's a long-term building block. If not, he's just a solid fielder who belongs at the bottom of the order.
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