You Can't Win Too Many Baseball Games With a Miserable Lineup

Monday, May 19, 2008

Let us peel the names from a given lineup for which winning is expected.

1. .250 Batting Average with a .333 On Base %, 5 SBs & 2 CS

2. .280 Batting Average with 2 SB & 3 CS and 18 Runs in 43 games

3. 2 Home Runs & 21 RBI in 38 games

4. .304 with 20 RBI in 41 games

5. .191 with a .357 OBP over 36 games

6. .204 with a .256 OBP and 12 RBI & 12 Runs in 43 games

7. .255 with a .317 OBP and 6 Home Runs in 42 games

8. .237 with 1 RBI and 4 Runs scored in 17 games

9. .207 with 3 RBI and 7 Runs in 27 games

That of course is the current Yankees lineup, the current Yankees A lineup with no substitutes in other than a possible flip flop at 3B of Betemit (.267) or Ensberg (.214) rather than Alberto Gonzalez (.237). You just aren't going to win many baseball games when you put together a lineup with no power, limited speed, and a lineup hole 5 spots long. And that isn't even including Damon who's hitting .250. Thus after you get passed the Abreu, Jeter & Matsui trio the rest of the lineup is itting .255 or below. That isn't going to get it done.

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