MASN’s Ben Goessling had a great post yesterday, laying out a potential change to the lineup. I don’t get to say this often about many people, but I’m in 100% agreement with him. His basic premise is to move Bernadina and Desmond up in the lineup, put Morse in, move Guzman down, get Morgan outta there. It pains me to say it, but Morgan maybe isn’t the player some of us thought he could be. Currently, he’s an albatross at the top of the lineup, and his near-.300 OBP is a joke to even play, let alone lead off.
Goessling’s lineup looks like this:
Bernadina – CF
Desmond – SS
Zimmerman – 3B
Dunn – 1B
Willingham – LF
Morse – RF
Rodriguez – C
Guzman/Kennedy – 2B
Compared to what they’ve been putting out there, this may be the best there is. Desmond hasn’t been hitting at all, the thought is that he’s succeeded in the 2nd spot before, and may see a bunch more hittable pitches batting before Zimmerman. It’s possible, but whatever’s going on with Desmond, I know he’s a better hitter than he’s been. I don’t trust Bernadina or Morse to keep up what they’ve been doing, but for the moment, you can take advantage.
So I wonder, what do you think of this? You like?