Re: Phillips & Olney Agree on Reds
Originally Posted by guttle11
Would removing Clayton for Aurilia and putting Edwin at third really mean more runs though, or is that just something you want?
I'm betting the latter. There's simply no way of knowing what could be. We know what we have, and what we have has worked to this point. No need to change it. Jeez, I know it's fun to play armchair manager, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Fact is, the Reds addressed their biggest weakness, the bullpen. They're a better team now. Could they be better without Clayton? Possibly. I'll take the known, though.
Getting Clayton out of the lineup for more productive hitting would be a massive asset to the offense. Replacing awful OBP/SLG marks with respectable offensive punch would lead to more run scoring. That'd be about as much of a known as anything.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.