Re: BAD Managing By Dusty
Originally Posted by Lockdwn11
I was wondering how long it would take someone to start a thread like this . The Reds was actually down by two runs and Dusty Baker was trying to move the tieing run into scoring position for a young guy by the name of Joey Votto who just smoked the last pitch he saw back up the middle for a base hit . Is that the wrong move? I would say IMHO it is with Edwin at the plate but it's just that a opinion ( alot of managers would have done the same thing) but don't worry I'm sure you can fine something in tomrrows game to bash Dusty about.
Only problem with that move is, they would 100% GUARANTEED walk Joey Votto, to load the bases for the DP/forceout/etc...
Then you're looking at Paul Bako to get them in.
AND, then everyone would complaing that Votto "took" the Walk, just like his mentor Adam Dunn
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009