Big popup has been moved to #7 in the order. He has hit a 2 run homer so far tonight. I think he should stay as the #7 hitter for the rest of the season. Given that he cannot really be expected to hit doubles anymore ... they are rare ... what does he have to offer other than the occaisonal HR. It's the only hit he can make that the shift does not affect. To be fair here ... Ortiz was hitting great when he occaisonaly hitting to the opposite field. Since his wrist injury he does not even try to do that anymore. Yeah perhaps it's his age and his bat is a tad slower at times. But more than anything IMO - his inability to even try to go opposite field has cost him .05 percentage points in his average. So #7 is where he should stay for the good of the team.