Comments on: Giants hit 20 straight solo homers This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: stan cook Mon, 15 Aug 2011 03:17:51 +0000 It occurred to me if all the Giants' players reproduced the best seasons of their caeers.....Huff Burrell Sandoval Rowand Sanchez Torres Posey Tejada

By: Andy II Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:51:19 +0000 Maybe the Giants should move to the AL West where they can use the DH.

By: Johnny Twisto Sun, 14 Aug 2011 04:57:23 +0000 Cabriael, who are the 3 worst umpires of all the maroons currently employed by MLB?

By: Cabriael Sun, 14 Aug 2011 04:49:02 +0000 I meant to say "Offense".

Some people might call me insane, but sticking to an antiquated notion and staunchly defending wrong decisions is not a good mark of sanity.

By: Cabriael Sun, 14 Aug 2011 04:48:15 +0000 With that kind of office, there will be another Denkinger to ruin the Giants' chance.

By: Voomo Zanzibar Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:42:24 +0000 Hey all you saber-dorks, these are the Champions you're talking about.
I hope they win it all again with the worst offense in the league.

By: Johnny Twisto Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:54:03 +0000 Going with The Book strategy of putting your best hitters 1, 2, and 4. Picking Beltran and Sandoval as the top 2 is easy. After that, yeesh. Looks like Keppinger has been batting 2nd for them lately. On another team I'd deride it as choosing a guy who "handles the bat well" (but can't actually hit much) for a key spot in the lineup. But Keppinger actually has been a decent hitter the past few years (98 OPS+ since 2009), and on the Giants that's better than most can say, so it may not be a bad move.

Torres, Beltran, and Sandoval are all switch-hitters, which I kind of like packed at the top of the order. Not sure how much difference it really makes though.

By: Steve Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:53:56 +0000 Bill James brought my attention to the fact that many managers made lineups that made little sense.

By: Neil L. Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:37:44 +0000 @18
JT, you are playing manager. Very nice lineup. 🙂

You have Carlos Beltran hitting second. A, pardon my French, ballsy move!

By: Johnny Twisto Sun, 14 Aug 2011 01:29:33 +0000 Having no idea what the Giants' usual lineup is, I'll eyeball it and see how I think they should order it.

And...yikes. I mean, who do you have lead off in this lineup? I guess I'd go with Torres. He had a decent OBP last season, fluky as it may have been, and has speed. Oy. Maybe,

1. Torres - 8
2. Beltran - 9
3. Huff - 3
4. Sandoval - 5
5. Schierholtz - 7
6. Keppinger - 4
7. Whiteside - 2
8. Cabrera - 6

Rowand in for Schierholtz against LHP. Doesn't matter where you bat him. I'm so depressed now.