Originally Posted by freakonaleash
irish buffalo... dirks is not a lead off hitter. Putting Kelly in lead off spot for a week or so is what most mangers would have done at that time. You don't move 5-8 guys in the lineup to make up for one guy. You try to keep everyone comfortable with their game plan, and mostly in the same spots in the order, and in the field.
Berry will be sent back down when Jackson returns. The Tigers will get hot at sometime in the season. I'm not worried, yet.
But the ChiSox are worth paying attention to. Tribe will fade.
I agree that they do need a "brawl".
Your post leads me to believe you are an amatuer baseball fan at best.
Do your homework.
Andy Dirks was a lead-off guy all the way up through the minors.
I did not say move 5-8 guys, never did. Rather, instead of putting the 6'4 Kelly, who has NEVER been a lead-off guy, into the 1 hole I'd move Dirks up and perhaps bring back Boesch even though it is not idealistic to have lefties back-to-back.
By the way, how did the Kelly move work out?
Berry will be sent back down? Serious? Detroit has the 2nd to worst defense in MLB and Berry only helps better that position. Add the fact he has been hitting and it makes it way too tough to move him down. I've said all along that since Detroit plays in such a big park they need more speed in the OF and having essentially 3 centerfielders (Dirks, Jackson, Berry) who have all hit the ball well this season is the ticket.
A brawl wont help Leyland's mismanagement nor will it save the DUMBrowski move to get Fielder when you already have the best 1b in baseball but I still wouldnt mind seeing one.