Originally posted on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 4/8/12
Pitching and defense wins baseball games. Unless, of course, you don't score enough runs to win. 2 games, 2 runs. Record: 1-1. And don't expect Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and the rest of the gang to only surrender 1 run every turn through the rotation. Basically, expect more wins than loses unless this offense is able to produce.Problems:*Lineup Construction - why in the hell is the Phillies best all around offense threat batting leadoff? With Utley and Howard out, Victorino should be batting 3rd. *Get Juan Pierre in there and Freddy Galvis out of there. Pierre in LF, Polanco to 2nd, Wigginton to 3rd, Mayberry/Nix/Thome at 1st.New Lineup:1. Pierre/LF2. Polanco/2B3. Victorino/CF4. Pence/RF5. Rollins/SS6. Mayberry/Nix/Thome/1B7. Wigginton/3B8. Ruiz/CStill not formidable, but better. Galvis has a great glove, but he's created 10 outs in 8 MLB at bats. Small sample size? Yes, but I've seen enough based on minor league performance as I documented in yesterday's post. If Polanco t...
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