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UPRedsFan
09-27-2010, 01:53 PM
Ok we all did this back in March, i.e. predicting, debating, and listing our preferred lineup and roster to start the season. Let's do it again for the post-season!

Here's mine:

Stubbs
Phillips
Votto
Rolen
Bruce
Gomes
Cabrera
Hernandez (unless Arroyo is pitching)

Rotation
Arroyo
Cueto
Volquez
Bailey/Wood (depending on the line up they're facing)

Pen
Bray
Ondrusek
Rhodes
Massett
Chapman
Cordero
(Bailey or Wood are the long man)

Bench
Janish
Hannigan
Cairo
Heisey
Nix
Fransisco (depends how healthy Nix is. if Nix can play the outfield, I'd drop JF and add Smith to the pen)

brm7675
09-27-2010, 02:29 PM
Ok we all did this back in March, i.e. predicting, debating, and listing our preferred lineup and roster to start the season. Let's do it again for the post-season!

Here's mine:

Stubbs
Hanigan
Votto
Bruce
Rolen
Gomes
Phillips
Janish
Hernandez (unless Arroyo is pitching)

Rotation vs. Philly
Arroyo
Cueto
Wood

Use Bailey and Volquez if facing Braves/Giants

Pen
Bray
Ondrusek
Rhodes
Massett
Chapman
Cordero
(Bailey or Wood are the long man)

Bench
Janish
Hannigan
Cairo
Heisey
Nix
Fransisco (depends how healthy Nix is. if Nix can play the outfield, I'd drop JF and add Smith to the pen)

Here's mine:

Stubbs
Hanigan
Votto
Bruce
Rolen
Gomes
Phillips
Janish

Rotation vs. Philly
Arroyo
Cueto
Wood

Use Bailey and Volquez if facing Braves/Giants

Pen

Bray
Ondrusek
Rhodes
Massett
Chapman
Cordero

Bench

Janish
Hernandez
Cairo
Heisey
Nix
Miller

1990REDS
09-27-2010, 04:11 PM
Here's mine:

Stubbs
Hanigan
Votto
Bruce
Rolen
Gomes
Phillips
Janish

Rotation vs. Philly
Arroyo
Cueto
Wood

Use Bailey and Volquez if facing Braves/Giants

Pen

Bray
Ondrusek
Rhodes
Massett
Chapman
Cordero

Bench

Janish
Hernandez
Cairo
Heisey
Nix
Miller

Janish starting and on the bench? You must really not be a fan of OCab.

New York Red
09-27-2010, 04:23 PM
Janish starting and on the bench? You must really not be a fan of OCab.
:D

brm7675
09-27-2010, 04:34 PM
Janish starting and on the bench? You must really not be a fan of OCab.

Basically i view him as a waste of money, but since he is here, i would use him as a bench player...

Votto4MVP
09-27-2010, 05:41 PM
Basically i view him as a waste of money, but since he is here, i would use him as a bench player...

Ocab is hitting .288 since July 1st...keep up the good work buddy, your posts keep getting better and better!

bshall2105
09-27-2010, 06:03 PM
base lineup

Stubbs
Cabrera
Votto
Rolen
Bruce
Phillips
Hernandez
Gomes

rotation

Cueto
Arroyo
Volquez
Wood

757690
09-28-2010, 03:32 PM
The rotation is going to depend heavily on who and where the Reds will be playing.

gmt
09-28-2010, 04:42 PM
Ocab is hitting .288 since July 1st...keep up the good work buddy, your posts keep getting better and better!

...and he has been a veteran presence along with Rolen around the dugout. And he only cost $2MM. For what he has contributed, stats as well as presence, I say he has been worth the money.

Now next season with a $4MM option, I think it will be time to give Janish the job.

zacharync
09-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Do you guys really not see Harang making the post-season roster?

Kingspoint
09-28-2010, 06:46 PM
Looks like Dusty's rolling his out tonight.

Kingspoint
09-28-2010, 06:47 PM
Do you guys really not see Harang making the post-season roster?

Yes. I think Walt will make the final decision, and I can't see him wasting a spot with Harang when there are 20 better alternatives.

Though, if Walt truly wants Dusty (I don't believe he does and that it's Castellini who "made" Walt offer Dusty and extension) to sign the extension, then he gives Dusty Harang for the playoffs. I'm pretty certain that Baker wants Harang, but even Baker's tired of him pitching poorly.

I think if Walt wants to sabotage the negotiations between the REDS and Dusty, he holds someone back from the playoff roster that Baker wants, as long as it's someone that Walt feels shouldn't be on the roster.

zacharync
09-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Yes. I think Walt will make the final decision, and I can't see him wasting a spot with Harang when there are 20 better alternatives.

Though, if Walt truly wants Dusty (I don't believe he does and that it's Castellini who "made" Walt offer Dusty and extension) to sign the extension, then he gives Dusty Harang for the playoffs. I'm pretty certain that Baker wants Harang, but even Baker's tired of him pitching poorly.

I think if Walt wants to sabotage the negotiations between the REDS and Dusty, he holds someone back from the playoff roster that Baker wants, as long as it's someone that Walt feels shouldn't be on the roster.

Can you elaborate/add credibility on your belief that Walt doesn't want Dusty back?

I was under the impression they have a great working relationship with mutual respect.

zacharync
09-28-2010, 07:04 PM
Yes. I think Walt will make the final decision, and I can't see him wasting a spot with Harang when there are 20 better alternatives.
.

Furthermore, can you elaborate on the 20 better alternatives to Harang?

I realize you are exaggerating....

Kingspoint
09-28-2010, 07:27 PM
From my observations it doesn't seem like Walt and Dusty have a similar philosophy for winning a Championship. It's just my observations.

On Harang, I can think of 20 players I'd rather have than him. I really wasn't exaggerating. When you're talking about non-starters for the playoffs, you're talking about "specialists". I just can't think of anything Harang specializes in (such as inducing a GBDP, a pop-up, a strikeout, is dominant against RH's or LH's, stealing a base, pinch-hitting a single, pinch-hitting an extra-base hit, playing Defense, etc.). There are several other pitchers/players who would be more useful