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    All I know is I REALLY like Robbins at 3rd. NOBODY plays 3rd like Robbins.

    I REALLY like Mills, Herrington, and Edwards in the OF... (and of course Clem will replace one of these when he returns).

    Trosclair seems much more comfortable at 2nd and that is a good spot for him.

    Pinero at first - especially if he continues to hit the ball.

    I guess platoon Kasuls and Antchak at SS for now...


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    And you gotta somehow get Conrad in the lineup... DH when he's not in the field?


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    I find it very hard to make a case for Antchak. The ONLY thing you can say about him this far is that he has some hits. His defense at the most important spot on the field, other than the mound, is shaky at best. Kasuls is young, but has major upside when he catches up to the game.

    As much as Robbins has looked like an animal at 3B, I think you still have to have him at SS for the better total infield despite his range maybe being limited. Conrad can play 3B adequately, and at times brilliantly. Pinero has locked down 1B in my opinion. Tros at 2B.

    I agree with OF Mills, Herrington, Edwards. DH Sensely all day long. Sooner or later his power will show up in waves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Textitan View Post
    Some of us probably should go back and read through the posts from the beginning of the game through the end. It would be a good reminder to be patient and let the game play out. I'm glad the Cajuns won the series!
    more importantly, this logic applies to the season as a whole. a baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise View Post
    One of the great debates on the board will be the lineup decisions.

    In past years, we've pretty much known who was going to be in the lineup every day.

    This year you can make a case for
    Pinero
    Trosclair
    Kasuls
    Antchak
    Robbins
    Conrad
    Sensley
    Edwards
    Mills
    Herrington
    Clement
    Thurman
    Poncho

    That's thirteen spots for nine guys.

    And, you can expect the shifting to continue depending on L/R matchups and scouting reports on opposing pitchers.

    Many of you will say "so and so should be in the lineup everyday"

    In reality we only have a few of those guys right now.
    Does righty lefty make a difference always? Point I am trying to get at, maybe a certain batter is just better than the average and his counterpart is just worst than the average. If we are not talking dozens of points average advantage, isn't the better batter the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Does righty lefty make a difference always? Point I am trying to get at, maybe a certain batter is just better than the average and his counterpart is just worst than the average. If we are not talking dozens of points average advantage, isn't the better batter the guy.
    Express, good pitching beats good hitting; but good hitters hit either leftys or rightys. Stubborn hitters have problems with same side pitchers because of the direction of ball movement; but good hitters have no problem, because they are more than willing to hit the ball to the opposite field if it is on the outer part of the plate moving away from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragincajun10 View Post
    I find it very hard to make a case for Antchak. The ONLY thing you can say about him this far is that he has some hits. His defense at the most important spot on the field, other than the mound, is shaky at best. Kasuls is young, but has major upside when he catches up to the game.

    As much as Robbins has looked like an animal at 3B, I think you still have to have him at SS for the better total infield despite his range maybe being limited. Conrad can play 3B adequately, and at times brilliantly. Pinero has locked down 1B in my opinion. Tros at 2B.

    I agree with OF Mills, Herrington, Edwards. DH Sensely all day long. Sooner or later his power will show up in waves.
    My thoughts exactly. Just because Antchak is a JC guy, doesn't necessarily mean he is THE guy. He and Kasuls can duke it out for that job next year. I think your lineup gives the best defensive and offensive look they can put out there. That's pretty good speed in the outfield, and all of those guys are batting very well. That's basically the best defensive infield we are going to get, also they're experienced, and can all hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    Express, good pitching beats good hitting; but good hitters hit either leftys or rightys. Stubborn hitters have problems with same side pitchers because of the direction of ball movement; but good hitters have no problem, because they are more than willing to hit the ball to the opposite field if it is on the outer part of the plate moving away from them.
    So all things equal you go with the righty lefty thing, but most of the times things ain't equal so you take the better batter. That's my thinking so then I am also taking the best fielder if his bat is better anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    So all things equal you go with the righty lefty thing, but most of the times things ain't equal so you take the better batter. That's my thinking so then I am also taking the best fielder if his bat is better anyway.
    I'm not a big baseball expert but my take is that baseball is a game of averages. Over the LONG HAUL righty's will hit lefty's for a better AVERAGE and the same the other way. Sure if you have an exceptional hitter you leave him in no matter the matchup but otherwise you play the averages

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    That is what I said, except I don't think it takes an exceptional guy, just a better guy than his counterpart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    MAybe Robe is at the point where he seperating the wheat from the chAFF.
    Yep, which is why I said the early season high rankings were not justified. Too many questions needed answers in the lineup.

    Next season is the year to expect high performance from the start.

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    We are now in the start of conference play, why do you think Rob insist putting Kasuls and Antchak playing two of the hottest spot of the infield? No, I don't know the answer. I have an idea. "I got them so I have to prove that I was correct in recruiting them".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    We are now in the start of conference play, why do you think Rob insist putting Kasuls and Antchak playing two of the hottest spot of the infield? No, I don't know the answer. I have an idea. "I got them so I have to prove that I was correct in recruiting them".
    You know better than that Frenchie. Arrogant and Robe are not two words that go together. Robe's angry too. He's seen these guys play and recruited them for a reason. It doesn't make it any less frustrating to watch them kick the ball around, but he saw something in them and the bottom line is that we can't play with only 8. Someone w has to play short stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    We are now in the start of conference play, why do you think Rob insist putting Kasuls and Antchak playing two of the hottest spot of the infield? No, I don't know the answer. I have an idea. "I got them so I have to prove that I was correct in recruiting them".
    I rarely disagree with you French man, but Robe believes in Kasuls. I've known this to be true for many months. I can promise you it's not an ego thing on Kasuls. And personally, the personality is there with Hunter. He seems like he has the moxy.

    I think the guy will come through.

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    I rarely disagree with you French man, but Robe believes in Kasuls. I've known this to be true for many months. I can promise you it's not an ego thing on Kasuls. And personally, the personality is there with Hunter. He seems like he has the moxy.

    I think the guy will come through.
    I agree; I also think Tony is looking at the "big picture" ... for us to be really, really good at the end of the season we will need both of those shortstops playing well ... they are being "weathered" right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Does righty lefty make a difference always? Point I am trying to get at, maybe a certain batter is just better than the average and his counterpart is just worst than the average. If we are not talking dozens of points average advantage, isn't the better batter the guy.
    In answer to your question, not always, no.

    On the radio show last night, Bab says it's more about what the other guys throw than it is L/R although we have some guys struggle vs. lefties. If we have a guy who struggles with velocity for instance, he may sit against a really hard thrower.

    He also said last night they're going to play Sensley every day for the time being. Although he hasn't hit with power, he's hitting it hard and will be in the lineup even against lefties right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdofParadise View Post
    In answer to your question, not always, no.

    On the radio show last night, Bab says it's more about what the other guys throw than it is L/R although we have some guys struggle vs. lefties. If we have a guy who struggles with velocity for instance, he may sit against a really hard thrower.

    He also said last night they're going to play Sensley every day for the time being. Although he hasn't hit with power, he's hitting it hard and will be in the lineup even against lefties right now.
    I especially like the Sensley idea. The only way he improves his hitting against high D1 level pitching is seeing high D1 level pitching.

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