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Tribe's New Offensive and Defensive Alignments

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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:10 PM

Tribe's New Offensive and Defensive Alignments 


Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in  defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will play center, with Brantley playing left, Stubbs in right, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

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[Please note that I've edited this post to avoid confusion to first time visitors to this thread.  The edits are to correct my misunderstanding what Hoynes wrote.  You will see the stupid mistake I made as you read down thread.]

Last edited 2/12/2013 10:23 PM by JenniferMarie

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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:14 PM

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Love it.

When Swisher is playing right and Stubbs is sitting, think of the speed  we can bring off the bench in close games late.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:23 PM

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JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will play leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in left, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

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Gonna get a little crowded in left field, no?  wink
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:31 PM

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daddywags wrote:
JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will play leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in left, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

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Gonna get a little crowded in left field, no?  wink
Jennifer's right.  It's simply a new defensive alignment.  Bourn's other-worldly range to his left makes the alignment possibletongue
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:33 PM

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So does Stubbs primarily play in RF when lefties start?
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:33 PM

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This rests quite a bit on the bat of Stubbs. But it does offer a lot of mid season flexibility if he stinks the joint up.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:34 PM

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daddywags wrote:
JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will play leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in left, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

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Gonna get a little crowded in left field, no?  wink
Thanks I fixed it.  Bourn, Stubbs and Brantley will all cluster in left before every pitch and break towards the position they will play when the pitcher starts his windup or stretch.  Much like the players in football cluster around the kicker before the kickoff.  Wonder why no team has tried this since Veeck owned the St. Louis Browns.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:45 PM

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JenniferMarie wrote:
daddywags wrote:
JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will play leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in left, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

Link

Gonna get a little crowded in left field, no?  wink
Thanks I fixed it.  Bourn, Stubbs and Brantley will all cluster in left before every pitch and break towards the position they will play when the pitcher starts his windup or stretch.  Much like the players in football cluster around the kicker before the kickoff.  Wonder why no team has tried this since Veeck owned the St. Louis Browns.

Could use the old "muddle" huddle.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:48 PM

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GopherIndianHybrid wrote: This rests quite a bit on the bat of Stubbs. But it does offer a lot of mid season flexibility if he stinks the joint up.

YEa if he hits then he plays but that's always an if with him.  Also depends on the alternatives.  Does anybody else hit?  Time will tell.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:59 PM

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JenniferMarie wrote:
daddywags wrote:
JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will play leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in left, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

Link

Gonna get a little crowded in left field, no?  wink
Thanks I fixed it.  Bourn, Stubbs and Brantley will all cluster in left before every pitch and break towards the position they will play when the pitcher starts his windup or stretch.  Much like the players in football cluster around the kicker before the kickoff.  Wonder why no team has tried this since Veeck owned the St. Louis Browns.

Now, that's funny!  Thanks for the laugh.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 4:14 PM

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Bourn will play leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in right, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

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this also makes it sound like that's the batting order, which clearly it was not intended to do.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 4:57 PM

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I think Aviles will get a lot of run as well....he is a streaky hitter and Terry knows that...if he has stretches where he is hot he can do some damage and I expect he will plat alot during those stretches somewhere and it probably comes at Chisenhall or Stubbs
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:03 PM

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buddy34 wrote: Bourn will leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in right, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

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this also makes it sound like that's the batting order, which clearly it was not intended to do.
You might be right that I got it wrong but it certainly can be read the way I read it.

Note I corrected the my initial post and your correction of it by deleting the  "play" before "leadoff."
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:15 PM

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Also I think this will allow Reynolds to slide over to 3b for Chisenhall sometimes too.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:21 PM

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DDG42 wrote: Also I think this will allow Reynolds to slide over to 3b for Chisenhall sometimes too.
Just noticed you are a new poster.  Welcome.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:41 PM

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Also I think this will allow Reynolds to slide over to 3b for Chisenhall sometimes too.

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i think it's more likely aviles will play some 3B when chisenhall needs a break or the indians are facing a particularly tough lefty. reynolds is pretty brutal defensively at 3B.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 5:58 PM

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JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in right, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

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Was a little confused initially reading your post, by your saying "followed by", as if you were talking about the batting order as well as the position each player would play. Was thinking that there would be no way that Stubbs would bat third. Upon reading the link you provided, (thanks!), I can see that the author was just listing each player's expected position, and not inferring any particular order...Probably would be good to change the post title by deleting the Offensive alignment part...

Last edited 2/12/2013 6:02 PM by gomerhodge

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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:02 PM

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gomerhodge wrote:
JenniferMarie wrote: Antonetti and Francona have talked to the players affected by the Bourn signing fit in offensively and defensively.  Since the decisions cut across multiple threads I thought I'd start a new one instead of posting this in one thread or posting in multiple threads.

Bourn will leadoff and play center.  He will be followed by Brantley playing left, Stubbs in right, Swisher at first and Reynolds at DH.

Swisher will play some right in which case Reyonlds will play first.

Link
Was a little confused initially reading your post, by your saying "followed by", as if you were talking about the batting order as well as the position each player would play. Was thinking that there would be no way that Stubbs would bat third. Upon reading the link you provided, (thanks!), I can see that the author was just listing each player's expected position, and not inferring any particular order...
Thanks! Maybe I did read it wrong.

Last edited 2/12/2013 6:03 PM by JenniferMarie

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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:09 PM

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Yeah the batting order has  to have Bourn  leading off, but probably not Brantley in the 2 hole.  I suspect that will be Kipness.

Probably like this:

Bourn
Kipness
Cabrera
Swisher
Santana
Reynolds
Brantley
Chisenhall
Stubbs

One thing I like about this  is having three strong base stealers lined up back to back to back.

If Stubbs can get back to more like his 2010 self  that would be really great.  Don't really want what he put up last year.   That was  dreck.
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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:23 PM

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buddy34 wrote:
Also I think this will allow Reynolds to slide over to 3b for Chisenhall sometimes too.

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i think it's more likely aviles will play some 3B when chisenhall needs a break or the indians are facing a particularly tough lefty. reynolds is pretty brutal defensively at 3B.
I agree with Aviles but I can see Reynolds getting a spot start a few times too.
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