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    Mets Batting Order

    IMO this should be the Mets lineup for the rest of the season. Castillo was hot in the 2 hole and doesnt do as well batting 7th or 8th... Church can hit anywhere(2nd included) but IMO should be an RBI guy batting in the middle of the lineup.


    Reyes
    Castillo
    Wright
    Beltran
    Church
    Alou
    Delgado
    Schneider

    Id hate to drop Alou down to 6th but we cant have 3 lefties bunched up in a row 6-8. I think this lineup makes this most sense. Castillo is way more effective in the #2 hole. And with that being said it has to look like this if he bats 2nd.
    Last edited by LockeJET; 05-07-2008 at 04:29 PM.

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    Id go

    Reyes
    Church
    DDub
    Beltran
    Alou
    Delgado
    Castillo
    Schneid

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    I like Church at #2 for you guys. I'd go with JV's lineup except I would switch Wright and Beltran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Id go

    Reyes
    Church
    DDub
    Beltran
    Alou
    Delgado
    Castillo
    Schneid
    I dont mind it. But Castillo is useless hitting 7th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET View Post
    I dont mind it. But Castillo is useless hitting 7th.
    Schneider doesn't have a XBH this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET View Post
    Id hate to drop Alou down to 6th but we cant have 3 lefties bunched up in a row 6-8.
    I think that is a good enough reason right there to bat Church 2nd.

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    Damn Church goes deep again. Dude can flat out rake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Damn Church goes deep again. Dude can flat out rake.
    Great trade. Professional hitter now up to the vaulted 6HR mark.
    Proves that sometimes you can't be afraid to move a prospect to do what's best for your team.

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    Catillo is only useful in the 2 hole. You probably have to keep him there for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    Catillo is only useful in the 2 hole. You probably have to keep him there for the time being.

    Exactly my point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Damn Church goes deep again. Dude can flat out rake.
    He needs to be in the middle of the lineup.. Power and RBI guy doesnt need to be batting 2nd. Castillo is so much better #2.

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    I feel Castillo is pretty much useless wherever he bats. I hate seeing Reyes get on, then Castillo bunting. I rather Reyes steal first, then bunt.

    With Church in the 2 hole, I feel he can take a couple of pitches, let Reyes steal, then get a base hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellenIsTheFuture View Post

    With Church in the 2 hole, I feel he can take a couple of pitches, let Reyes steal, then get a base hit.
    You dont really want one of your top hitters taking pitches right down the plate so someone can steal a base.

    Church could hit 25-30 HR's with 100 RBI's...Id rather him hit #5.

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    Reyes
    Church
    Wright
    Beltran
    Alou
    Delgado
    Schneider
    Pitcher
    Castillo

    Do what Milwaukee and St. Louis have been implimenting and bat Castillo 9. He's like a 2nd leadoff hitter down there and if he gets on (which he does at a high rate with a career .OBP of over .370) you now have speed on the bases for Reyes and Church who can both hit batting 1 and 2.

    Fire Willie and hire me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ View Post
    Reyes
    Church
    Wright
    Beltran
    Alou
    Delgado
    Schneider
    Pitcher
    Castillo

    Do what Milwaukee and St. Louis have been implimenting and bat Castillo 9. He's like a 2nd leadoff hitter down there and if he gets on (which he does at a high rate with a career .OBP of over .370) you now have speed on the bases for Reyes and Church who can both hit batting 1 and 2.

    Fire Willie and hire me.

    If Chruch bats 2nd then I love it. I just cant stand Castillo batting anywhere but 2nd.

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    Really, I'm fine with either lineup. I don't think one is significant better then the other.....one makes the top half of the lineup stacked but takes a chunk out of the depth of the lineup, the other is more balanced 1-9.

    The main problem I have is there's no consistancy in the lineup. Pick a lineup and stick with it for two weeks minimum and see how it plays, How is Castillo supposed to adjust to hitting 8th when you don't leave him in there for any extended period of time? But when you have days like today where Alou is off you almost need to move Church down the lineup to have him protect Beltran. And if you bat Castillo second you're not going to have any consistancy either because he needs regular days off. I guess it's what happens when you only have 4 players you can count on to play everyday in Reyes, Wright, Beltran, and Church.....possibly Delgado but with the way he's hitting we'd rather he wasn't playing everyday.

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    Reyes
    Beltran
    Wright
    Alou
    Church
    Delgado
    Schnieder
    Castillo
    P

    I hate to say it but Beltran is not a clean up hitter, he is barely a 3 hitter.

    If Church continues to hit the way he is, him and alou can be flip flopped whenever

    Lets face it we dont have a big bopper so to speak that fits the convential 4 hitter so lets put the best hitter (besides wright) in there

    Castillo at 8 hopefully clears the pitchers spot more often than not. he can draw a walk and has a great eye so if they dance around the plate against him he will be on base at a nice clip

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonySerp View Post
    Reyes
    Beltran
    Wright
    Alou
    Church
    Delgado
    Schnieder
    Castillo
    P

    I hate to say it but Beltran is not a clean up hitter, he is barely a 3 hitter.

    If Church continues to hit the way he is, him and alou can be flip flopped whenever

    Lets face it we dont have a big bopper so to speak that fits the convential 4 hitter so lets put the best hitter (besides wright) in there

    Castillo at 8 hopefully clears the pitchers spot more often than not. he can draw a walk and has a great eye so if they dance around the plate against him he will be on base at a nice clip

    Two problems I see

    A) When Alou is out, that lineup is terrible.

    B) 3 Lefties in a Row (Church, Delgado, Schneider)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    Two problems I see

    A) When Alou is out, that lineup is terrible.

    B) 3 Lefties in a Row (Church, Delgado, Schneider)
    the 3 lefties in a row i noticed too, thats why i said you could switch alou and church if continues to hit the way he is at a steady place

    when alou is out is the problem, but it should be mandatory that castillo sit when alou does, then go somethin like this
    Reyes
    beltran
    wright
    church
    delgado
    easly
    pagan
    schneider

    Back in 05 there was big debates about beltran and how he is better suited for the 2 hole which i belive to be true, People use his contract as justification for him hittin in the middle of the line up but he just isnt that type of hitter. Let him hit 2nd draw walks drp the bunt that he likes to occasionally , maybe get him to start stealin again. Got to utilize his strengths

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockeJET View Post
    But Castillo is useless.
    Fixed.

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