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#1 Platoon


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:13 AM

While driving in a slush storm today I had time to think while watching the SUV guy try to pass me in the unplowed left lane, on his way to the grassy median. His fate was preordained when he made the decision to pass. Decisions. They have unintended consequences at times. I would not be surprised if the decision to bat Mauer second instead of third was driven by both the options available, for example Sano, and by the reluctance of Dozier to give up the one spot. That pretty much makes Mauer a two hole hitter. I have no problems with the concept at all, as I firmly believe BD would see a lowering of production in the 3 spot. But the unintended, or for me unseen consequence is that Mauer protects Dozier. Not only will Dozier get an inordinate amount of FB's, he should either get a lot of strikes, or feel the freedom to pass on those which are out of his zone. Maybe the consequence was intended. Either way it's worked out well for the Twins.
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