Originally posted by DelCed2486:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
COCO BE BALLIN!!!!!
Him and Moss are carrying the team right now
Barton is surprisingly playing well, can't believe Im saying this but I'd rather have Barton in the line up than Reddick.
Ditto, Barton getting it done in this stint, see if he can keep it going. And I know Melvin loves the platoon, but right now I think Moss should be in the lineup EVERY day, regardless if there's a lefty going against the A's. He is far better vs righties, but I think he could get better vs. lefties the more he sees, and would just want that bat in the lineup.
And now with Coco being on fire, Donaldson getting back to form, if they could get ANYthing from Cespedes it would be a huge bonus...but not holding my breath, right now he's a solo-HR in the early-innings on a mistake pitch, but later in the game with runners on base he's a guaranteed K on 3-4 pitches.
My pessimism is paying off...that 13-game stretch of tough games (BAL, DET, TB, TEX) that just ended I predicted 4-9, A's went 9-4. So now I'm going to say Astros take 3/4.
I agree with the choice of Barton > Reddick. Plus, if Choice gets even a little bit comfy within the next 7-10 days, I think that Reddick will be no more than a left-handed PH or a late-inning defensive replacement . We gotta stay hot with the bats. Reddick has been a buzzkill during a majority of the season. Take away his few days in Toronto last month...what else has he done with the bat? (His glove has been Very good) I think that Melvin is gonna give him a couple of games to redeem himself when he returns. But at this point in the season, Short F**kin Leash.
What more can you say about what Coco has been doing? His play has been invigorating. He gets the loudest reaction from the home crowd, no doubt. Cespedes is no longer the fan favorite LOL Coco is making things happen at the plate. With that, we can now run out our best lineup everyday, where everyone protects each other. Even at the bottom of the order.
Just goes to show how deep of a squad we are.
-Sogard got hot in July to mid-Aug...but he's our 3rd middle infielder now. Callaspo has been a NICE pick-up. Steady with the bat.
-Coco is going insane. CY and Choice can provide rest days for any of the outfield spots.
-Moss (AL Player of the week) is on a HR tear. Yup, you gotta play him everyday. Reddick should get spot duty.
-Barton and Freiman have hit the ball pretty well over the past 10 days.
-Vogt and Suzuki has performed to expectation thus far. Norris is doing well in Sac, so he'll return from the rehab assignment soon.
Then, you have a pitching staff that's been stingy for the past few weeks. It's all coming together, man...we just need to sustain this hot streak for another...let's say...60 days.
[ Edited by DaDDieO on Sep 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM ]