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No game tonight so lets get bored.

Jose Reyes was airborne, but Jason Varitek had the ball, as Reyes was thrown out by Manny Ramirez trying to score in the fifth inning.

So I was just thinking.  Reyes is going to play through pain.  He is not going to steal a base for at least a month.  We can’t score runs and have no one to drive in runs behind Beltran and Wright.  You see where I am going with this.  What about going with this lineup for a while and see what happens?

Castillo

Murphy

Beltran

Wright

Reyes

Sheff

Church

Castro/Santos

What do you guys think?

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May 21, 2009 - Posted by | Mets, TRS86

17 Comments »

  1. Actually, that’s not a bad idea. Not sure Wright is the quintessential type clean up hitter but he’s raking and other than Sheff, he’s the closest we have right now.

    If Castillo, Murph and Church get out of the slump they’re in and start hitting for average, you might be onto something here…

    I’ll always like Reyes in the lead off spot but if Castillo is actually going to be faster than Reyes for awhile, not a bad idea.

    Comment by metsfan4decades | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. It’s going to take me a little while to wrap my mind around the idea of Reyes as lineup protection for Wright, but I should come around eventually because otherwise there is little to no lineup protection for him.

    I wish I could remember the source, but today I heard someone suggest Murphy as leadoff hitter (it was probably a caller to the FAN). That is more far fetched in my opinion.

    Comment by gravediggerhebner | May 21, 2009 | Reply

    • I like either Murphy or Church hitting 2nd and then Reyes hitting 5th until we can get some production somewhere. Reyes has always been a good RBI guy even from the lead off spot.

      Comment by trs86 | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. I just dont like reyes swing in that situation. He gets under the ball way to many times and just pops it up. If reyes speed is going to be eliminated, i suggest(thinking out of the box)

    Pagan
    Church
    Beltran
    Wright
    Murphy
    Santos/Castro
    Castillo
    Reyes(as #8 if he starts off an inning and gets on, he can be bunted over by the pitcher)

    Comment by TheDirtySanchez | May 21, 2009 | Reply

    • Dirty the only way I go for that one is if Reyes comes back terrible. I think he needs to stay in the top 5 for sure. The problem with your lineup is the same thing that happen this series. No one will pitch to Wright.
      My though was if you have Reyes and Sheff behind Wright they would be less likely to walk him??

      Comment by trs86 | May 21, 2009 | Reply

      • thats why its tough real..reyes doesnt offer much protection for right because he can be an easy out…idk its going to be tough no matter how you slice it..we need someone to get on their game

        Comment by TheDirtySanchez | May 21, 2009 | Reply

        • Maybe, I just don’t think Sheff offers enough and for sure pitchers are sure not going to be affraid of Murphy. One thing that you brought up is true for sure. His FB percentage is up this year. His Infield Fly Ball ratio is off the charts. 30% of his batted balls are IFFB. Maybe this would be a disaster or maybe he would get his line drive swing back?

          Comment by trs86 | May 21, 2009 | Reply

          • if they can work on getting reyes to hit line drives…i will defiantly go with your lineup for sure..He needs to develop this because its going to be invaluable to him in citi

            Comment by TheDirtySanchez | May 21, 2009 | Reply

            • Something has to change with that. I knew he was popping out more often but nothing like that.
              Thanks of course to fangraphs for that information.

              Comment by trs86 | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. Unrelated (shut down the comments!) Pujols just took out the “I” in the “BIG MAC” sign at new Busch Stadium with his 14th HR.

    Comment by gravediggerhebner | May 21, 2009 | Reply

    • It was apparently his way of saying “there is no ‘I’ in team.”

      Comment by gravediggerhebner | May 21, 2009 | Reply

      • Ha! Are you serious!

        Comment by TheDirtySanchez | May 21, 2009 | Reply

        • The “no ‘I’ in team” thing was my little joke, Pujols really did damage the “I” in the sign with his homer.

          Comment by gravediggerhebner | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  5. I would rather see Sheff behind Wright. He does a better job of taking pitches and drawing walks. Reyes still does too much first pitch swinging.

    Comment by saltygary | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  6. Castillo
    Church
    Beltran
    Wright
    Sheff
    Reyes
    Murphy
    Omir Castro

    The 6 spot is still a good RBI spot and might help Reyes be more of a line drive hitter. Plus, I like Murphy following Reyes.

    Comment by casestreet | May 21, 2009 | Reply

  7. I like the idea.

    Comment by There's Always '18 | May 22, 2009 | Reply

  8. TA18 I have no idea why your post go straight to spam. I have added you as a user. Let me know if it happens again.

    Comment by trs86 | May 22, 2009 | Reply


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