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    Question Why does Jays insist Devon Travis lead off?

    He is not meant to lead off. He should bat at 6th or lower. If he leads off he pressures himself to get on base and it backfires very badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky19 View Post
    He is not meant to lead off. He should bat at 6th or lower. If he leads off he pressures himself to get on base and it backfires very badly.
    I don't think we can really evaluate the inside of his head to figure out if he puts more pressure on himself when hitting in a certain spot in the lineup.

    But regardless I'm not sure we really have a many options for leadoff and that's why Gibbons went with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky19 View Post
    He is not meant to lead off. He should bat at 6th or lower. If he leads off he pressures himself to get on base and it backfires very badly.
    Hnnngghhh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    He's only had 246 innings at third base, but looks good there and has elite advanced metrics in that small sample. I stand by my statement.
    Well, you're wrong. He's unquestionably terrible. Please don't debate things if you don't know what you're talking about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Well, you're wrong. He's unquestionably terrible. Please don't debate things if you don't know what you're talking about.
    Sorry, I forgot that facts aren't important to you.

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    One small change that this team could do is bring up Kelly and dump Goins.

    Tell Morales he's going to play the field some. Then use the DH spot as a roving spot for all the old guys to get rest. Kelly can come in handy in this spot as he can mix and match the rest of the game with Barney, Zeke, Smoak, etc. If we are going to have a 0 WAR player on the field, instead of it being Smoak why not use Kelly and others to at least give an old guy some rest.

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    Too many moving parts in the swing. He suxx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krylian View Post
    Too many moving parts in the swing. He suxx.
    Plus look how he pimps it. Attitude...

    (just kidding, kid's swing is pretty freakin sweet)

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    I feel like kicking kids who wear beanies, sorry.
    Fuck Taylor Swift

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    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    I feel like kicking kids who wear beanies, sorry.
    They look cute. You're just crazy.

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    Taz spits on coaches who tell him to hit down on the ball...


    Jokes aside, I was videotaping my 6 year old's swing the other day and was remarkably impressed with how good it looked in slow motion. I was going to post it here to see what the experts think (so I could help him if they see a flaw).

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    Jays shaking up the lineup--Morales at 1B, Donaldson hitting 3rd and DHing, Smoak benched (hopefully for a while):


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    Here's some help- let your 6 year old be a 6 year old. Emphasize hard work and hustle. Let him play multiple sports. No need to worry about results at that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysfan2014 View Post
    Jays shaking up the lineup--Morales at 1B, Donaldson hitting 3rd and DHing, Smoak benched (hopefully for a while):

    Cool. I was getting worried that the team was unwilling to play Morales in the field. You want to cut into Smoak's starts not his when offering the older players a DH breather. The Donaldson/Bautista flip flop seems kind of pointless but maybe they want to subtly encourage Bautista to follow Greg Zaun's advice and be less ambitious at the plate.
    "We don't have to plan for a rebuild. But all 30 teams have to stay agile, and have to understand that we're dealing with human beings, and these assets to organizations are human and change and evolve. I think what we've tried to do is become more flexible and agile, and to sustain championships is to build from within."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKat View Post
    Cool. I was getting worried that the team was unwilling to play Morales in the field. You want to cut into Smoak's starts not his when offering the older players a DH breather. The Donaldson/Bautista flip flop seems kind of pointless but maybe they want to subtly encourage Bautista to follow Greg Zaun's advice and be less ambitious at the plate.
    Morales being able to play a passable 1B would be very nice.

    With the above lineup, I'd probably also move Russ down below Pearce.

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