View Full Version : Pics from Denorfia's AAA game

05-19-2006, 10:31 AM



I know many people on the board want Deno up in the bigs and I am one of those people. Everyone makes jokes about how Deno would have caught that ball with his teeth, in his jock, etc etc etc (and by the way, I love those comments). But what is the point of having him in AAA? He is obviously above that level and it isn't like he is 22 yrs old. And he would be much more useful than QCrack. I don't think that is even up for discussion.

We all know Deno won't hit .350, hit 55 HRs or scale the batter's eye to rob HRs, but the Reds need him more than the Bats do. Double switches, pinch running, late inning defensive replacements are all roles he would fill admirably. The NL is a whole different ballgame than the AL and you need a strong bench due to all the substituting. And if I see Q pinch hitting in a key situation again, I might cry.

Fine, leave Griffey in CF. But I don't want to see Grif tear a hammy chasing down a ball in the alley in the 9th b/c our only other option in CF was Q. Griffey cannot play everyday and I think Deno would get plenty of ABs in the bigs, especially against lefties. Plus, if he can show a little talent he could be nice trade bait at the deadline. But he is doing us no good in AAA, where he has already proven himself.

05-19-2006, 10:41 AM
Harry Hamlin from Clash of the Titans. That's classic.

I agree about Deno. Better option than QMac. Better option than Cody Ross.

05-19-2006, 05:39 PM
I'd like to see him up here too. But the guy needs the at bats down there until we really need him....implying late September and into October hopefully. If he is up here he isn't going to get the playing time for the season, even though he is much better than Quinton and others on the bench.

05-19-2006, 07:00 PM
Sorry, Deno doesn't have veteran presence. Just ask Jerry.

White, Hammond, Burns and Weathers make a living on it alone.

05-19-2006, 07:03 PM

Classic early 80's cable TV movie rotation flick.

Coincidentally the Titan they have to defeat at the end is called "Cracken."

05-20-2006, 12:59 AM
Deno could catch any fly ball with one hand behind his back while making out with your sister.

Remember that.