Rockies Lineup Shakeup?

Ok now you just saw the Rockies almost get “no hit” by Kevin Millwood at Coors Field. Just one fan’s opinion (well two if you count Pooter too) however it is time to change some things with the every day but Sunday lineup.

1. EY2 (leading off and playing 2B – defense be damned)
2. Fowler (but he has got OBP at .350 or better to make this work)
3. Cargo (back where he belongs RF and well because he is Cargo)
4. Tulo (you know that he is going to hit soon right)
5. Helton (please play him until the wheels come off)
6. Cuddyer (3B and perfect six hole hitter)
7. Colvin (your new left fielder)
8. Hernandez ((its time for Rosario to learn to hit a breaking pitch)
9. Pomeranz (power every five days anyway)

Outfield defense is excellent and the infield with Tulo and Todd will be fine and more than enough to offset the addtional runs such a lineup will generate with some speed at the top. Oh I almost forgot the players will have to find video tape on the ancient baseball art of bunting.

Sunday lineup TBD or just names out of a hat – who cares?

Speed, small ball and a lot of power – well J Tracy will like the last part anyway and he can always do “his” thing on Sunday right?

Final thought – if you hire someone indefinitely then how do you fire them, oh that’s right Shanahan knows exactly how that indefinite hand shake contract program works.

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Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

OR, I like your plan, especially the part of putting Cuddyer at 3B. I mentioned earlier this week that I was surprised he had played a total of 92 games there with the Twins. It’s been a few years ago, but what have they got to lose? A couple of items of your plan that concern me- JT doesn’t do ‘small ball’ very well. It’s not in his DNA. Also, I’m a bit worried about Helton. His BA is down… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I think the advance scouting/defensive positioning has all but eliminated his opposite field hits.He’s still hitting it hard but right at left fielder.Maybe he needs to start bunting-they wouldn’t see that coming LOL.

Bob K.
Bob K.
8 years ago

1. EY2 (leading off and playing 2B – defense be damned) 2. Colvin (your new right fielder) 3. Cargo (seems more comfortable in left) 4. Tulo (you know that he is going to hit soon right) 5. Helton (please play him until the wheels come off) 6. Cuddyer (3B and perfect six hole hitter) 7. Hernandez (needs to learn to be still) 8. Fowler (just seems to hit better here) Anyone know what Helton’s historical day/night avg is? I believe… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

I totally agree with you guys. I want Colvin to play everyday, but not at the expense of one of the other outfielders. That would just weaken the offense. So Cuddy can play 1B when Helton sits and 3B when he doesn’t. That way at least we’re getting a good long look at EY and Colvin to see if they fit in our plans. Plus it’s a little more exciting than watching the alternatives. Q. How would Cuddy at 3B… Read more »

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