I say this experiment lasts two weeks.
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Dodgers skip Grady Little announced that Ralph Furcal will bat leadoff, ahead of John Pierrre. Let it be heard that Aram is stating on February 22 that this is the first of many maneuvers that will keep one of the NL’s top teams home for the playoffs. Why sign one of the top leadoff hitters in the game if you’re going to bat him second? All Pierre is, is a leadoff hitter who can rundown almost anything in the field. His arm sucks and he’s got no pop. Please save your finger energy if you’re going to say that Furcal is the better leaoff candidate because he’s got the better OBP. I don’t want to hear it – Pierre consistently ranks among the league leaders in HITS!!!! He’s one of the top bunters, too. What are you going to do? Hope Furcal hits one out or gets on, and then have Pierre bunt him over? Pierre at the top with Furcal batting second is a lot more appealing than the way Little has it. Or even Pierre leadoff and Russell Martin second is better. Again, why sign this guy if you’re not going to bat him leadoff? Another frustrating season beckons …
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