Two More Months
John Shea (soon to be renamed John Citifield
) at ESPN has the Mets - newly reinforced from the right side by the Alou signing - ranked first in his list of the top lineups
in baseball going into the season. I'll take it, despite a sneaking suspicion that he's just being contrarian by picking an NL team. But his number two choice? The Cubs.
The Cubs? Really? Better than the Indians? Better than the Yankees
? I carry no water for the Great Pinstriped Evil, but I just don't see how they're outgunned by the Cubs
Anyway, h/t to Amazin' Avenue
, where there's a fun little thread
speculating on how Willie will stack the lineup with Alou in the mix. Break up the lefty/righty pattern? Move Paul LoDuca out of the 2-spot? Rotate it based on a platoon in the corner outfield positions? I vote for number three, I think. Though of course you're not paying Alou all that money to sit out half the year.
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