Making the case for Acuna in the Cleanup Spot

and is Dansby, just a guy?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
February 05, 2019 - 11:30 am

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Rick and John debate the rumor of moving Ronald Acuna Jr. from the leadoff to the clean up spot in the Braves batting order. 

Rick told John that Snitker is thinking about having Acuna Jr in the cleanup slot in front of Freddie Freeman. John wants Acuna battening lead off because he was much better there than any other place in the batting order. Rick countered that Acuna doesn’t have a lot of RBI’s because if he is hitting first there is no one on base for him to drive in. Rick thinks Acuna could have 40 HR’s and 120 RBI’s if he batted cleanup for the Braves. John said his line up would be Acuna, Albies, Freeman, Donaldson and Markakis, flower, Swanson and round it off with Inciarte. 

Finally, they debate the value of Dansby Swanson. He was thought to be the next big thing in Atlanta, but has been average at best, so Rick and John debate if there is any value of trading him and letting Camargo be the full time SS. 

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