Do you really think that the best leadoff man in the game is going to help his team more batting 3rd? This is like a Tony LaRussa move. Not sure what's going on in Manuel's head, and I'm sure there are many in the Mets organization who would help him change his mind.
Hanley on the other hand, makes plenty of sense. He's like an A-Rod, circa 1998 anyway, and he's probably best suited to bat 3rd in any lineup now that they have Maybin. I doubt this hurts his fantasy value much, don't ya think?
14 team h2h league. C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,U,5SP,2RP... It's standard 5x5, but we use quality starts instead of wins.
C Lucroy, Jonathan; 1B Fielder, Prince; 2B Kendrick, Howard; 3B Alvarez, Pete; SS Aybar, Erick; MI Gordon, Dee; CI Pujols, Albert; OF Presley, Alex; OF Francoeur, Jeff; OF Viciedo, Dayan; OF Upton, Justin; U Hosmer, Eric
BENCH: ...OF Jennings, Desmond; 1B Rizzo, Anthony; Injured: Craig, Allen
PITCHERS: SP Beachy, Brandon; SP Bumgarner, Madison; Parker, Jarrod; SP Rodriguez, Wandy; SP Worley, Vance; RP Jansen, Kenley; RP Casilla, Santiago...
BENCH: Downs, Scott