In this article that I linked yesterday, there is some discouraging news for those of us who think that Tony Womack is terrible:
The Reds fielded what appeared to be close to their Opening Day lineup against Minnesota. It looked like this — second baseman Tony Womack, shortstop Felipe Lopez, center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., third baseman Edwin Encarnacion, left fielder Adam Dunn, first baseman Rich Aurilia, right fielder Austin Kearns and LaRue.
One exception — Scott Hatteberg is expected to get the bulk of time at first base over Aurilia. However, Narron felt the order could be adjusted several times throughout the season.
“Right now, Griffey is going to hit third. Other than that, I can’t say where guys are going to hit,” Narron said. “Lopez might hit one, two or probably fifth, sixth or seventh. Mostly one or two. Womack and [Ryan] Freel are going to hit one, two or eighth. Dunn is going to hit three, four or five. Kearns is going to hit anywhere from two to eight. LaRue probably two, seven and eight.
“You want me to keep going? If Javy [Valentin] is in there, there’s no telling where he’ll hit.”
Will Jerry Narron really start Tony Womack on Opening Day?
Will Jerry Narron really start someone with a career OBP of .316 at leadoff?
Will Jerry Narron play someone with a career OPS of 672 as much or more than he plays Ryan Freel (.369 career OBP)?