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Topic: Lead off hitter
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Lead off hitter


Posted: Dec 23, 2018 12:40 PM
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What are the options for leadoff hitter? I hate Maddon's thing of just sticking anyone in the leadoff spot. Let's get a guy that will battle the pitcher from pitch 1 while he is still finding his groove. Pressure from the start. Someone who is not afraid to take a walk.

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Posted: Dec 23, 2018 12:49 PM
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A lot depends on who they sign, trade, etc. I like Almora in the lead-off spot, but he'd have to be allowed to play more than 80 games to do any good there. Zobrist is solid there as well, but again- limited playing time. Cubs need to zero-in on that one guy who can be consistent.

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Posted: Dec 23, 2018 1:09 PM
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Agreed...let someone bat leadoff two-games in a row and see how they do.

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Posted: Dec 23, 2018 2:32 PM
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I think Rizzo batted leadoff a number of times consecutively didn't he?
I also like Almora there, but if Bote gets his bat back to normal, you could do worse...

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Posted: Dec 23, 2018 2:39 PM
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I don't mind Almora or Zo there. Not many other options. Not a big fan of Rizzo being placed there despite his impressive numbers leading off.

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Posted: Dec 23, 2018 3:35 PM
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I guess I'm just not savvy enough. If Rizzo can hit well at leadoff, I'd give him the slot if I needed to.

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Posted: Jan 3, 2019 5:08 PM
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Don't sell yourself short, you're savvy enough for this group. The other guys don't seem to know that much about the Cubs.

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Posted: Jan 3, 2019 5:10 PM
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Are you referring to the staff or the readers?

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Posted: Dec 23, 2018 3:55 PM
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Rizzo batted lead-off for like two weeks or so, then he dropped back to 3rd or 4th.

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