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NatiRedGals
07-28-2006, 01:14 PM
Friday, July 28, 2006
Aurilia to SS?
As well as he's hitting, along with Edwin and Hatteberg........is that the best option right now?
Clayton hasn't exactly dazzled at SS.
Rich has played 1,059 games at SS in his career.
This year 2 games, 30 games last year and 79 games in '04.
He's made 7 errors in his last 111 games at SS.

posted by lance1530homer at 12:13 PM

Mario-Rijo
07-28-2006, 01:16 PM
I would throw him in there every now & again. But not an everyday SS now with the range of a rock.

flyer85
07-28-2006, 01:16 PM
who knows, I really have no idea what they might do.

What I do know is that the play of Clayton is making a mockery of the improving the defense mantra.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
07-28-2006, 01:18 PM
Phillips at ss is more like it. Put Rich at 2b.

RF. Freel
LF. Dunn
CF. Griffey
3B. EE
2B. RA
1B. Hatte
SS. Phillips
C. Ross
P. ?

Thats a line up if you ask me, not one weak spot.

RedsManRick
07-28-2006, 01:19 PM
Why not Rich at 2b and Phillips at SS? Phillips has experience at SS, so it's not like it would be a huge adjustment. Aurilia's lack of range is just plain dangerous at SS.

Of course, long term, I wonder what Encaracion could do at 2B? He's got solid range, just the erratic arm. Imagine his bat at 2B....

I'd also love to see Hatteberg 2nd, Dunn 3rd, Junior 4th. With Hatteberg's ability to put the ball in play, he's a perfect his and run candidate. It also gives us a chance to get another guy on base ahead of Dunn and keeps power lower in the order where it's more likely to drive in the OBP guys. I don't really like having a high OBP, low SLG guy like Hatteberg batting 6th.

RF Freel
1B Hatteberg
LF Dunn
CF Junior
3B EE
2B Aurilia
SS Phillips
C Ross

Red Rover
07-28-2006, 01:24 PM
Aurilia should split time at first with Hatty only. He has very little range and only an .724OPS against RH pitching. Castro at short, EE everyday at third and Hatty/Aurilia split at first.

TOBTTReds
07-28-2006, 01:43 PM
I only put Rich in the middle infield if Milton is pitching, or we are sacrificing a game.

pedro
07-28-2006, 02:05 PM
Rich has no business playing SS anymore. He can hardly move.

dabvu2498
07-28-2006, 02:07 PM
I can't even believe this horse is still alive.

Spitball
07-28-2006, 02:08 PM
Watching Phillips last night, I get the idea he might need a day off to get the spring back in his legs. Middle infielders are on the balls of their feet with every pitch and that can drain some strength at this time of year.

I'd play Aurilia at second tonight with Milton pitching.

princeton
07-28-2006, 02:08 PM
Clayton hasn't exactly dazzled at SS.

he's been surprisingly good, so far.

BRM
07-28-2006, 02:08 PM
I can't even believe this horse is still alive.

I think folks are just trying to figure a way to keep Edwin in the lineup.

princeton
07-28-2006, 02:10 PM
I can't even believe this horse is still alive.

Narron keeps poking it with a stick

M2
07-28-2006, 02:11 PM
How soon people forget the April 2005 horror show Rich put on in the field. He didn't commit many errors, but that's because he rarely got his glove near a solidly-struck baseball. Some of the non-plays he made were mind blowing.

If the Reds want to shift a guy with previous SS experience over to the #6 spot on the diamond then Brandon Phillips is the man for the job. Mind you, I'd rather see the team find a SS elsewhere and keep Phillips at 2B long-term.

RedsManRick
07-28-2006, 02:14 PM
Aurilia should split time at first with Hatty only. He has very little range and only an .724OPS against RH pitching. Castro at short, EE everyday at third and Hatty/Aurilia split at first.

Castro has a .586 OPS vs. righties. His defense doesn't make that difference up...

BRM
07-28-2006, 02:16 PM
Castro has a .586 OPS vs. righties. His defense doesn't make that difference up...

Clayton's is .608. One of them has to play SS apparently.

RedsManRick
07-28-2006, 02:21 PM
If only we had some replacement in RF for Freel so he could play 2B and Phillips could move over...

cincrazy
07-28-2006, 02:34 PM
I think without a shadow of a doubt that the best thing for this team right now would be Phillips at short, Aurilia at 2nd, and Edwin at 3rd. This is a switch that Narron and Krivsky probably aren't willing to make this late in the season, and I can see the reasoning behind that decision. But if I was the one getting paid to make these decisions (I can dream can't I?) Phillips would definitely be the shortstop.

Red Rover
07-28-2006, 04:51 PM
Castro has a .586 OPS vs. righties. His defense doesn't make that difference up...

If I'm missing something Castro has a .826 OPS vs. righties this season.

BRM
07-28-2006, 04:54 PM
If I'm missing something Castro has a .826 OPS vs. righties this season.

According to ESPN, his OPS vs. righties is .586. It's .710 against lefties.

dabvu2498
07-28-2006, 04:55 PM
If I'm missing something Castro has a .826 OPS vs. righties this season.
Since joining the Reds.

Red Rover
07-28-2006, 04:59 PM
Since joining the Reds.

Yes, thanks for adding that.

danwl
07-28-2006, 05:20 PM
maybe Edwin can play short.:p:

Matt700wlw
07-28-2006, 05:20 PM
maybe Edwin can play short.:p:

Shorter throws :D

KronoRed
07-28-2006, 05:30 PM
If they plug Rich in at SS it will prove they have a very warped idea of what string defense is ;)