Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tonight's Lineup

Granderson cf
Polanco 2b
Guillen dh
Ordonez rf
Cabrera 1b
Sheffield lf
Renteria ss
Rodriguez 1B
Inge 3b

This one makes a bit more sense than last night. If you are going to take Gary Sheffield out of the designated hitter role, it would only make sense to utilize the DH to improve the defense. While Matt Joyce was a defensive upgrade over Ordonez, it pales in comparison to the upgrade of Carlos Guillen to Brandon Inge. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'd still like to see some consideration given to Ryan Raburn. Watch Sheffield tonight and see if he gives it his all in left field. Honestly, he looked like a lazy version of Barry Bonds out there last night.

1 comment:

scot s w said...

Eddie B, this is the lineup I expect to see a lot of in coming weeks, and the one I've sorta requested over at detroittigersweblog.com. I think the previous night was just a chance to give Maggs a breather in right, and Leyland/Dombrowski like to throw minor-league call-ups right into things -- if for no other reason than to have a look at what they have.