Look, when it comes to lineups, I don't like to nit-pick. But there's something I would like to briefly touch on -- not just a curious decision on Bruce Bochy's part, but an absurd one: his decision to bat Miguel Tejada in the leadoff spot. I briefly touched on it, but I'd like to just add a little more...Sky Kalkman, a couple years ago, put up a post on Beyond the Box Score outlining how to optimize a lineup by the BOOK. It's an incredibly useful resource, and I'd like to just excerpt what it says on the leadoff spot --The Book says OBP is king. The lead-off hitter comes to bat only 36% of the time with a runner on base, versus 44% of the time for the next lowest spot in the lineup, so why waste homeruns? The lead-off hitter also comes to the plate the most times per game, so why...

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