Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Quick Note on Rolen and Glaus

A couple of quick notes - I plan on doing a longer post tonight for tomorrow's "extravaganza".

Scott Rolen was introduced by the Blue Jays yesterday, and declined to discuss his relationship with LaRussa. Which I think is the height of professionalism. Well Done, Scott.

Mozeliak, discussing Glaus, specifically mentioned he was gotten to provide protection for AP in the lineup, as reported in today's Post-Dispatch. Which does make a lot of sense, but isn't as elegant as my lefty-righty-lefty-righty lineup posted a couple of days ago. The other thing that lineup didn't do was find a place for Colby Rasmus. Despite all the buzz about Rasmus in the blog-o-sphere, I don't know all that much about him; some research is in order to figure out where in the lineup he'll best fit. For now I'll stick him in the eighth spot. Revised lineup:

Kennedy
Ankiel
Pujols
Glaus
Duncan
Molina
Rasmus
Izturis
Pitcher

2 comments:

Cardinal70 said...

It's possible they'd put Rasmus down that low to start with, but he's got speed and power and will be a top of the lineup type of guy pretty quickly. I think they'd slide him into the two hole so that he'd get plenty of good pitches to hit with AP sitting on deck. Eventually, he could be the leadoff hitter.

The Angry Rant said...

Yeah, that makes sense. If he plays CF he's gotta be reasonably fast. Based on that I agree he'll eventually be a better top of the lineup guy. Not sure he'll make the leap from AA to hitting at the top of the order.

Of course, AP went from A-ball to the best player on the team, so anything is possible....