If the reasoning behind having Soriano bat lead off isn't flawed, then wouldn't hitting Bradley in the lead off spot be superior?
Does anyone still believe D Lee is the best hitter on the team? If he isn't, why is he still projected in the 3 hole?
We know that spring training stats don't mean that much but can anyone tell me they think Miles will be anywhere near as effective as Fontenot, and why Theriot doesn't deserve to hit lead off?
If Ramirez, the best hitter on the team the past two years is willing to hit in the 5 hole, what beef could any other hitter have hitting there?
What hitter other than Soto, is on the upswing of his career?
With the history of how this lineup has performed, is there any justification to bat Fukudome any higher than 8th?
What's wrong with the following lineup?
4) Bradley/Ramirez...Soto if Bradley isn't in the lineup
6) Soto...Lee if Bradley isn't in the lineup
7) Lee...Fukudome/Johnson if Bradley isn't in the lineup