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gobucks106
06-23-2009, 04:48 PM
CF Dickerson
3B Hariston
1B Votto
2B Phillips
RF Bruce
DH Gomes
LF Nix
C Hernandez
SS Janish

Why is Taveras and Rosales even in the lineup tonight?

And when EE is back and we are not playing an AL team using the DH

Dickerson
Phillips
Votto
EE
Bruce
Hanigan
Nix
Janish
Pitcher

Newman4
06-23-2009, 04:57 PM
Rosales is AAA and Taveres is a pinch runner. C'mon Dusty.

Kingspoint
06-23-2009, 05:17 PM
No way.

Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Edwin
Nix
Bruce
Janish

Kingspoint
06-23-2009, 05:19 PM
DFA Taveras.

CesarGeronimo
06-23-2009, 05:40 PM
No way.

Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Edwin
Nix
Bruce
Janish

That's not a bad order, right there. At least it's a lot better than what we've been seeing. And it's a good defensive team. I like it.

jfar23
06-23-2009, 05:44 PM
No way.

Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Edwin
Nix
Bruce
Janish
Win. Dusty might be turning the corner on Dickerson, at least versus righties we'll see if Janish can crack the lineup and I'm not terribly sad if he doesn't but I like his defense and he deserves a shot.

CWRed
06-23-2009, 06:23 PM
CF Dickerson
3B Hariston
1B Votto
2B Phillips
RF Bruce
DH Gomes
LF Nix
C Hernandez
SS Janish

Why is Taveras and Rosales even in the lineup tonight?

And when EE is back and we are not playing an AL team using the DH

Dickerson
Phillips
Votto
EE
Bruce
Hanigan
Nix
Janish
Pitcher

It's because Dusty is the dumbest manager in the game. Although BP should not be batting 2nd but this is better than Dusty ever does. Hanigan. Hanigan. Hanigan. Hairston at SS? Oh dear.

Kingspoint
06-23-2009, 06:27 PM
If Dickerson was given the playing time against lefties, he'd bat better against lefties than Taveras.

Griffey012
06-23-2009, 06:35 PM
I am about to explode, Owings just single handedly won his last start with a 3 run dinger. He was by far a better hitter than Rosales and Taveras. Thanks Dusty, I have been generally kind to you in the past but this is just retarded.

This loss is on you if Rosales goes 0-4 and we lose by 1

Kingspoint
06-23-2009, 07:36 PM
I am about to explode, Owings just single handedly won his last start with a 3 run dinger. He was by far a better hitter than Rosales and Taveras. Thanks Dusty, I have been generally kind to you in the past but this is just retarded.

This loss is on you if Rosales goes 0-4 and we lose by 1

I have been overly kind to Baker in the past, too. That's over with. Baker needs to be fired, pronto. His faults far outweigh his good points.

Kingspoint
06-23-2009, 07:36 PM
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

06/22/09 3:17 PM ET

Welcome back to the second edition of the Reds Inbox. Be sure to check out my MLBlog, where you can ask questions in the comments section of the posts. You can also get updates from me via Twitter (@m_sheldon).



On to the Inbox ...

What do you think is really going on with the center-field situation? Is Dusty Baker under orders from above to play Willy Taveras?
-- Jim W., Fairborn, Ohio

Under orders? No way. But common sense says that Taveras is making $6.25 million for 2009-10 and the Reds aren't going to let him collect dust on the bench for very long. If given the reins to run this club, would I start Chris Dickerson in center field? Yes. But if Taveras is playing well and reaches base, the rest of the lineup also benefits. Remember his 14-game hitting streak in May? The Reds were 10-4 during it and players like Jerry Hairston Jr. and Brandon Phillips got hot.

Taveras' numbers as a leadoff hitter -- a .224 average with a .274 on-base percentage -- are terrible, as were his 0-for-32 and 1-for-45 skids. It's even tougher for fans to watch, knowing Dickerson is champing at the bit for another chance. Then you see games like Saturday when Taveras got three hits. After his first single, the distracted starting pitcher made five pickoff attempts, which led to Phillips walking. The runners did the double steal and scored on the catcher's throwing error. Two innings later, Taveras push bunted, reached third on a throwing error and later scored. If the Reds can somehow get that Taveras to show up for every game, they'd have the right guy in the leadoff spot.

Unfortunately for them on Sunday, they got a Taveras that went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. Dickerson pinch-hit for him in the eighth and singled during the loss to the White Sox.