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Old 03-03-2012, 05:08 PM
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:38 PM
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Just what the two hole needs, a bunch of weak pop-ups on the first pitch.

Let's hope he learns the lesson during spring training and doesn't put him there in April.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:43 PM
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i wonder if it's because Robin has realized there's no one on the team that can execute fundamentals... except maybe a.j.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:49 PM
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i wonder if it's because Robin has realized there's no one on the team that can execute fundamentals... except maybe a.j.
AJ does know fundamentals and he will make a great coach down the road, but his tendency to swing at some bad first pitches and pop out is nauseating at times.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:01 PM
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i wonder if it's because Robin has realized there's no one on the team that can execute fundamentals... except maybe a.j.
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AJ does know fundamentals...
Fundamentals like consistently losing his grip on the ball when transferring from glove to hand on SB attempts?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:08 PM
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Hopefully Rios goes into the third spot, where he should have stayed. Most of his career AB's were out of that spot, and IMO part of his ice-cold start and fairly disastrous 2011 came out of being bounced all around the lineup (he had most of his AB's in 2011 out of the six spot, where he hit .202, while in the few AB's he had at 3, he hit .280).
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:39 PM
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I'm not sure I'm a fan of a guy who is slow and had a .323 OBP last year hitting in the number two slot. I like De Aza better in that spot.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:50 PM
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I like this idea. AJ makes a lot of contact on the ground to the right side. When DeAza is on first base, the hole between first and second will be larger, and AJ should be able to hit right through it. When that happens, DeAza often will be able to run from first to third.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:17 PM
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I like this idea. I think it depends a lot on whoever sits behind him in the 3 hole (presumably Viciedo). If Viciedo and Konerko do what they can do, AJ's gonna see a lot of fastballs for strikes, which is what he thrives on. We saw the same effect when he hit in front of Quentin in 08- I don't think it's a coincidence that he hit .220 in September 08 with Quentin out.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:36 PM
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I like this idea. AJ makes a lot of contact on the ground to the right side. When DeAza is on first base, the hole between first and second will be larger, and AJ should be able to hit right through it. When that happens, DeAza often will be able to run from first to third.
I like the idea, too, and I also like the fact that RV said that he would put Morel in the #2 slot against certain lefties. Morel showed power late last season but he also can shoot the ball toward right field as well.
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Regular starting lineup:

DeAza
AJ/Morel
Rios
PK
Dunn
Viciedo
Alexei
Morel/Flowers
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Putting the best baserunner on the team in the two hole seems like a good idea to me.
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Regular starting lineup:

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Rios
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:58 PM
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Didn't Ozzie try this with A.J before? It's not like it hasn't been tried before. With Ozzie it was kind of a failure after awhile.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:26 AM
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I'm not sure I'm a fan of a guy who is slow and had a .323 OBP last year hitting in the number two slot. I like De Aza better in that spot.
Going to be a little tough for de Aza to hit 1 AND 2...
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