Originally Posted by LincolnparkRed
I dislike Dusty insistance on doing as well as possible in any given season. once you are out of it why do 70 wins matter versus 75, you still had a losing season. He places his personal record as a manager over the improvement of the orginization. He did it in Chicago in 2005 and he is doing it here. I think Walt has to mandate a change in philosiphy or we won't get to see who might play a role in 2009.
It's Dusty's job to try to win every day. The people that buy tickets expect the Reds to try to win.
Skilled baseball people don't need to give every AAA player a couple hundred at bats at the major league level to see if they can make it. This whole philosphy of just throwing junk against the wall over and over again and hope something works needs to change too.
Walt has given chances to the following relative youngsters: Bruce, Thompson, Homer, Bray, Coffey, Maj, and the pitcher we got for Jr.
If he thought Malony or Dickerson could help, he'd call them up in a heartbeat.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!