I was doing some reading this morning and thought about Frenchy.Â Michael Baron mentioned that it’s hard to break out of a slump when you swing at the first pitch.Â That is very true.Â I wonder if he would benefit from a forced change of approach?Â Perhaps a lineup change that forces it?Â What about this?
Bear with me on this one.
- Reyes returns to the lead off spot so he wont be “Crushed” anymore.
- Frenchy moves to the 2nd spot and is told you HAVE to give Reyes a chance to steal and your job is to make contact.Â Don’t do it and the Animal is coming for you.
- Wright, Davis, Bay just makes sense now.
- Now the interesting twist.Â Take this Manuel.Â Batting Pagan 6th essentially turns him into a 2nd lead off hitter with Castillo as the get’em over guy and Barajas as the driv’em in guy.Â I know it would seem strange to have Castillo bat 7th but I like it because it gets him on in front of someone who can drive him in instead of the pitcher.