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Why is Leyland batting Granderson 7th? The entire year the guy has hit lead off and now he's moving guys around like the Tigers are 10 games out of first. Rayburn is a nice player, but he's not a lead off hitter. I know Granderson is hitting around 250, but he starts things for this offense. I don't understand why Leyland has done this the last 3 games

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i think its just because he is facing a lefty tonight and sat to start yesterday. this is the first game he is 7th, not the 3rd in a row like you claim.

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....... this is the first game he is 7th, not the 3rd in a row like you claim.

Yesterday against the Royals Granderson came in as a defensive replacement later in the game and thus it appeared he was hitting 7th in the order.

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We've got a 5 and half game lead and he's moving guys around like were 10 games out. Stay with what's got you in first place. Thursday against the Royals he had Raburn batting first.

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I'm glad he's batting 7th because that means he's playing CF. Raburn and his misjudge every other fly ball style doesn't belong in CF during a pennant chase. As long as he's out there, I'm happy.

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Granderson doesn't "start things" for the offense. Sometimes it's ok to hear something from Rod and Mario and ask yourself it it's really true.

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We've got a 5 and half game lead and he's moving guys around like were 10 games out. Stay with what's got you in first place. Thursday against the Royals he had Raburn batting first.

Granderson hitting leadoff against lefties hasn't helped us though. It's gotten to the point where I'd rather have Dane Sardinha hit leadoff. Raburn has been the hot hand lately. Anything to perk up this offensively challenged team.

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Granderson

Last 28 days .220 .273 .415 .687

Season Vs. LH .182 .253 .252 .505

Raburn

Last 28 days .372 .438 .721 1.158

Season vs. LH .269 .382 .558 .940

Who should lead off?

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Raburn has a .382 OBP against lefties and Grandy has a .253 OBP against lefties this season. Frankly, it makes no sense to bat Grandy lead off against a lefty. If you want to keep him in the lineup for his defense in CF then fine. But, put him as low in the order as possible.

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Granderson

Last 28 days .220 .273 .415 .687

Season Vs. LH .182 .253 .252 .505

Raburn

Last 28 days .372 .438 .721 1.158

Season vs. LH .269 .382 .558 .940

Who should lead off?

Granderson. Because he starts things!!

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Granderson has simply not hit lefties this season for whatever reason. It's a sound decision.

I'm disappointed in Curtis' level of production this season. I expected a lot of Tigers to suck at the plate i.e. Laird & Everett... Curtis wasn't one of them.

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If Raburn continues to hit as he has during the past month, he will play himself into a starting role on the 2010 Tigers.

I said the same thing two years ago, and Jacque Jones was signed.

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Why is Granderson batting at all ? With the game Wilkin had yesterday, why not stay with the hot guy? This doesn't make sense at all. Gandy should be watching. Wonder if he went to Leyland with something like, "Skip, I AM the starter here, I want to play, we're in the playoff chase, I'm the guy" !!-------------I surely would if I were Grandy, but, if I were Leyland, he'd be sitting by me tonight

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Why is Granderson batting at all ? With the game Wilkin had yesterday, why not stay with the hot guy? This doesn't make sense at all. Gandy should be watching. Wonder if he went to Leyland with something like, "Skip, I AM the starter here, I want to play, we're in the playoff chase, I'm the guy" !!-------------I surely would if I were Grandy, but, if I were Leyland, he'd be sitting by me tonight

De-Fense! ::clap clap:: De-Fense! ::clap clap::

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yet ANOTHER 2-out, RISP opportunity for Grandy and same result. This was a mistake playing him tonight..........

And he has missed 2 shallow pop flies because he was playing too deep so no defensive help from him tonight either.

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And he has missed 2 shallow pop flies because he was playing too deep so no defensive help from him tonight either.

+1

When a player goes cold, he needs to sit in deferral to the hot player.......

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