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brm7675
09-15-2010, 10:38 AM
He needs to man up and do what is in the best interest of the team and bench Phillips and Gomes an Rolen for some games over the remainder of the season so they can heal and get back on track.

will5979
09-15-2010, 11:02 AM
He needs to man up and do what is in the best interest of the team and bench Phillips and Gomes an Rolen for some games over the remainder of the season so they can heal and get back on track.

uh huh

I am very confident in having Valaka and Cairo in the lineup, not so much Heisey, would rather take my chances with Gomes...at least he does pose a dangerous threat on any given night. Gomes is one I look to break out in the postseason, just call it a hunch.

brm7675
09-15-2010, 11:36 AM
uh huh

I am very confident in having Valaka and Cairo in the lineup, not so much Heisey, would rather take my chances with Gomes...at least he does pose a dangerous threat on any given night. Gomes is one I look to break out in the postseason, just call it a hunch.

Break out of what? Gomes is not a good player. He had a hot month and has lived on that the entire season. Heisey brings much better defense and a much better chance of getting on base.

will5979
09-15-2010, 12:09 PM
Break out of what? Gomes is not a good player. He had a hot month and has lived on that the entire season. Heisey brings much better defense and a much better chance of getting on base.

What a month it was though...much more than a lot of aspiring MLBer ever got to.

mlh1981
09-15-2010, 12:38 PM
Mr. May

New York Red
09-15-2010, 12:43 PM
He needs to man up and do what is in the best interest of the team and bench Phillips and Gomes an Rolen for some games over the remainder of the season so they can heal and get back on track.
Gomes played way over his head in May, so we're likely getting all we're going to get from him since. Phillips and Rolen are much bigger concerns right now, in my opinion.

TeamSelig
09-15-2010, 01:05 PM
Heisey brings much better defense and a much better chance of getting on base.


With his amazing .323 OBP

brm7675
09-15-2010, 01:08 PM
With his amazing .323 OBP

I will take that over what Gomes is giving me. Heisey can get on via the bunt and other things, Gomes needs to a PT player at best.

TeamSelig
09-15-2010, 01:15 PM
Day after we clinch:

SS Janish
C Hanigan
1B Alonso
RF Bruce
3B Francisco
2B Valaika
LF Heisy
CF Stubbs


I agree that we should rest our starters ASAP, especially Rolen/BP.

RedsLvr
09-15-2010, 02:55 PM
I agree that some rest is needed. Dusty just needs to make sure they aren't rusty when day 1 of the playoffs comes.

GIDP
09-15-2010, 03:01 PM
I certainly would rest Cabrera, Rolen, for like 3 straight days after they clinch. No reason to not let Valaika, Janish, and Francisco get those ABs. Rolen and Cabrera dont need to play down the stretch. I do play Rolen and Cabrera in the last series and probably sit them on the last day of the season. Basically if we clinch with 6 days left in the year they sit the next 3, and play 2 of the next 3.

I play Miller every day, pulling the starting catcher after 6 innings every night.

I give Phillips days off. I also probably give Votto any day off unless he says no. Hes going for MVP so if he doesnt want to sit I'm not making him.

In the OF id give who ever wants a day off or isnt completely healthy a day off.

I'd also throw a whole bullpen day with Maloney, Lecure, Fisher, Smith, and who ever else other than Chapman, Rhodes, Masset, and Cordero. It would allow them to skip a start of someone and set up their playoff rotation.

Rockermann
09-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Baker's thoughts on this very subject:

"There are two trains of thought on that," Baker said. "You want to play them so they stay sharp. But you don't want to play them to the point that they carry injuries into the playoffs either. Hopefully we can get this thing done pretty soon and I can give guys a day or two off. Joey [Votto] hasn't had a day off."

More here (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100914&content_id=14659380&notebook_id=14660084&vkey=notebook_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin&partnerId=rss_cin).

brm7675
09-15-2010, 03:45 PM
Baker's thoughts on this very subject:

"There are two trains of thought on that," Baker said. "You want to play them so they stay sharp. But you don't want to play them to the point that they carry injuries into the playoffs either. Hopefully we can get this thing done pretty soon and I can give guys a day or two off. Joey [Votto] hasn't had a day off."

More here (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100914&content_id=14659380&notebook_id=14660084&vkey=notebook_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin&partnerId=rss_cin).

Just reading what that man says gives me a headache...:(

1990REDS
09-15-2010, 04:53 PM
just curious since the Reds are the only team i follow day to day. Do other teams around the league continually run out players that are not 100% or are in obvious need of a day off? Is that a league wide thing or just a Dusty thing?

texasdave
09-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Baker's thoughts on this very subject:

"There are two trains of thought on that," Baker said. "You want to play them so they stay sharp. But you don't want to play them to the point that they carry injuries into the playoffs either. Hopefully we can get this thing done pretty soon and I can give guys a day or two off. Joey [Votto] hasn't had a day off."

More here (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100914&content_id=14659380&notebook_id=14660084&vkey=notebook_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin&partnerId=rss_cin).

Hey, Dusty, you're not likely to get this thing done pretty soon running lineups out there like the one you have going tonight.

topsyt
09-15-2010, 05:32 PM
OK we clinch- the question will then turn to home field advantage. How do we play that out-rest who and how much. Can't forget this is a two step process get there and get home if ya can.