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    Lineup Flexibility

    Just a really, really minor request here.

    I'd love it if the pitcher's spot wasn't locked into ninth in the order in the batting order when you're setting your regular non-DH lineups. There are many people (myself included) who believe that it's better to bat the pitcher eighth and have a "real hitter" bat ninth, because it gives the meat of the order more opportunities to drive in runners. I know you can move the pitcher up to eighth in the pre-game lineup screen, it'd just be nice if you could set it so you wouldn't have to do that every game.
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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    Tony LaRussa!
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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCricket View Post
    Tony LaRussa!
    Precisely, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ryan is No. 0. He doesn't make the list, since he's clearly on a higher plane of existence than all other quarterbacks, living or dead. He is ... teh messiah.
    I'm not the only one who knows the truth about Matt Ryan.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    I would also like this option.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    That's a good point, if you're playing PbP you can change it prior to each game, but if you're simming, you can't.

    Though that IS the manager's call not the GM's...

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    Cards fan that wishes for this as well, really wish I could Tony it.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    I'm looking for it, but does anyone have the data on how often pitchers do bat eighth.

    Maybe if we hit Clay with some data that'll help our cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by filihok View Post
    I'm looking for it, but does anyone have the data on how often pitchers do bat eighth.

    Maybe if we hit Clay with some data that'll help our cause
    I wouldn't even know where to begin to look for that, though I suspect you're right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ryan is No. 0. He doesn't make the list, since he's clearly on a higher plane of existence than all other quarterbacks, living or dead. He is ... teh messiah.
    I'm not the only one who knows the truth about Matt Ryan.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    Here
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    Here

    A pitcher got at least one plate appearance in the #8 slot 253 times in 2008. However, I a portion of those are from double switches. The overwhelming majority of cases in which a pitcher received 2+ plate appearances in a game in the 8th slot come from St. Louis and Milwaukee.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonGM View Post
    Here
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    A pitcher got at least one plate appearance in the #8 slot 253 times in 2008. However, I a portion of those are from double switches. The overwhelming majority of cases in which a pitcher received 2+ plate appearances in a game in the 8th slot come from St. Louis and Milwaukee.
    HGM to the (statistical) rescue, as always .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ryan is No. 0. He doesn't make the list, since he's clearly on a higher plane of existence than all other quarterbacks, living or dead. He is ... teh messiah.
    I'm not the only one who knows the truth about Matt Ryan.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    HGM is the man for quick answers. Seriously, if it weren't for the time he puts into the rosters, the game wouldnt be half as fun....imo....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonGM View Post
    Here
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    A pitcher got at least one plate appearance in the #8 slot 253 times in 2008. However, I a portion of those are from double switches. The overwhelming majority of cases in which a pitcher received 2+ plate appearances in a game in the 8th slot come from St. Louis and Milwaukee.
    Awesome!

    So there are 16 National League teams. 2 of them routinely bat the pitcher 9th. that's 12.5% of the time (if they alway did it). I'd say that's pretty significant.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    Pretty please can we have this Clay ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ryan is No. 0. He doesn't make the list, since he's clearly on a higher plane of existence than all other quarterbacks, living or dead. He is ... teh messiah.
    I'm not the only one who knows the truth about Matt Ryan.

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    Re: Lineup Flexibility

    yes, please.

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