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DeafVallyBatnR
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Baseball moves in infield?
So is Mathis going to stay at SS?

What other moves do you think are going happen.

I'm not sure PM gives off a positive vibe to players staying in lineup. Seems like the hitters are putting pressure on themselves to hit and that is not how confidence at the plate work early in a schedule. Midweek is where to find out who can play. But when you have a 32 man roster of all stars when you get a chance the pressure is tremendous.

For PM to start changing SS after a weekend series is BS. He has had 3 years to evaluate Hughes. I know and you know they're 3 to 4 guys that can play SS and hit. But when you make them try out during season and not make the decision before season. Its major pressure on the kid when he gets to play. This gies for all positions.


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re: Baseball moves in infield?
Cool... you found a new way to blame PM for testing guys at different positions. Who is your favorite coach that keeps the same lineup?


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Geauxboy
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I'm not sure PM gives off a positive vibe to players staying in lineup. Seems like the hitters are putting pressure on themselves to hit and that is not how confidence at the plate work early in a schedule. Midweek is where to find out who can play. But when you have a 32 man roster of all stars when you get a chance the pressure is tremendous. For PM to start changing SS after a weekend series is BS. He has had 3 years to evaluate Hughes. I know and you know they're 3 to 4 guys that can play SS and hit. But when you make them try out during season and not make the decision before season. Its major pressure on the kid when he gets to play. This gies for all positions.


You should apply for PM's job. You seem to have it figured out.


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re: Baseball moves in infield?
I’ve been saying all along we only need 8 position players. Maybe keep 1 or 2 guys on the bench. The rest can be pitchers who know their exact roles at the beginning of the season.


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I’ve been saying all along we only need 8 position players. Maybe keep 1 or 2 guys on the bench. The rest can be pitchers who know their exact roles at the beginning of the season

That is a horrible idea


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I’ve been saying all along we only need 8 position players. Maybe keep 1 or 2 guys on the bench.


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re: Baseball moves in infield?
People quickly forget that pre-SEC play, especially midweek games are the best opportunity to see who can perform when the lights come on. Yes Fall and Spring ball provide a chance to make your case, but this is where we have to see who can carry water.

There will be growing pains as we determine the best mix of 9 in a given situation. The goal is to win the majority of your SEC series. You do that and the midweek won't matter. Seriously.


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He’s joking guys


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geauxtigers33
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re: Baseball moves in infield?
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I'm not sure PM gives off a positive vibe to players staying in lineup. Seems like the hitters are putting pressure on themselves to hit and that is not how confidence at the plate work early in a schedule. Midweek is where to find out who can play. But when you have a 32 man roster of all stars when you get a chance the pressure is tremendous.



If they can’t handle this kind of pressure in a midweek game against Nicholls in February do you really want that player playing when the likes of Kumar Rocker are on the mound when SEC play starts?


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That is a horrible idea



I know


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KingofthePoint
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I know

You can’t always tell lol


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LSURussian
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re: Baseball moves in infield?
Let me make sure I understand what your point is.

If Mainieri experiments with his lineup during the early weeks of the season to see which players he can count on, he's a bad coach.

But if Mainieri keeps the lineup the same even when some players aren't producing, he's a bad coach.

Is that about right??


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oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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re: Baseball moves in infield?
I saw the thread title and I thought, "hey, this should be a good discussion about the infield going forward."

Then I opened it and read this...

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For PM to start changing SS after a weekend series is BS


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But when you make them try out during season and not make the decision before season


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I'm not sure PM gives off a positive vibe to players staying in lineup


Then I quickly realized that this thread was a way to bitch about Mainieri, and not actually discuss the infield.

Did you feel this way when he moved LeMahieu and inserted Nola?
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Godfather1
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re: Baseball moves in infield?
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I’ve been saying all along we only need 8 position players. Maybe keep 1 or 2 guys on the bench. The rest can be pitchers who know their exact roles at the beginning of the season.




hayden7cub
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re: Baseball moves in infield?
The 8/9 position players theory is laughable and part of the problem - roster management. The red flag was a few years ago when we had a relief pitcher batting in the 3 hole. He hadn't hit in three years. Not that he did bad, but having to go him was the issue.

When you have a 35 player roster that consists of only 14-15 position players, you have very few options. We have several pitchers that will never pitch at LSU yet they are taking up a roster spot and I get there are injuries but there are also injuries to position players, slumps, the need for pinch runners and hitters but year after year, we are left with very few if any options. We also recruit too many small, middle infielders. We need guys that can do damage at the plate and this roster has very little of that.

This team reminds me somewhat of the Florida team that beat LSU in the 2017 CWS. Good/great pitching with below average hitting and run production.


oOoLsUtIgErSoOo
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re: Baseball moves in infield?
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When you have a 35 player roster that consists of only 14-15 position players, you have very few options


We have a roster of 35. 16 of them are pitchers. So, we have 19 position players. Try again.


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Penrod
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So is Mathis going to stay at SS?

Hell no! That was a clown move to show all the stupid fans how bad it would be. Mission accomplished, Paul!

You can forget competing for the SEC with that infield. It would be nearly impossible to win half our SEC games. You can’t play at the SEC level with Mathis and Doughty as your ss and 3b. They are each unsuited for those positions. Move Mathis back to third and you have a solid infielder. Let Hughes man the position until Arnold can rescue us (please God). In the meantime, pinch hit for Hughes in important at bats and in the late innings of games in which we trail. This would mitigate the offensive liability while solving the shortstop position for the most part.


CottonWasKing
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Hell no! That was a clown move to show all the stupid fans how bad it would be. Mission accomplished, Paul!



Mathis did ok at short the main problem was Dugas and Doughty at 3rd. Neither have shown they can handle that so you’d have to play Hughes somewhere. Better to have him at short than 3rd


Penrod
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This team reminds me somewhat of the Florida team that beat LSU in the 2017 CWS. Good/great pitching with below average hitting and run production.

Yeah, but that Florida team played beautiful defense. This LSU team will not. We need good hitting for Doughty, Dugas, Bianco, and Willis to justify their positions.


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CottonWasKing
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When you have a 35 player roster that consists of only 14-15 position players, you have very few options. We have several pitchers that will never pitch at LSU yet they are taking up a roster spot and I get there are injuries but there are also injuries to position players, slumps, the need for pinch runners and hitters but year after year, we are left with very few if any options. We also recruit too many small, middle infielders. We need guys that can do damage at the plate and this roster has very little of that.



Every single word in this statement is objectively false. Try harder next time


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