Originally Posted by VR
I appreciate EE's maturity and professionalism in pumping his fists and refusing to talk to reporter's after he left Dusty's office.
JHJ had some great things to say, thanking the organization.etc etc.
I've been chewing on this all afternoon, but I'm realizing how glad I am to have the EE millstone off this team.
FCB is correct, they made a move to improve the big league team, without sacrificing anything of certainty for now or the future. It's a stopgap....but a stopgap with a potential HOF'er that still plays ++ defense, consistent bat, and some great intangibles isn't the worst thing in the world. Could be a great transition until Cozart/ Frazier are ready.
Yeah, that bothered me too. EE can't wait to get out of Cincy.
Regardless of the prevailing opinion at RedsZone regarding veteran leadership, I think that Dusty and Walt buy in completely. I think they see that as a problem on this team.
Walt is big on defense, and can't seem to suffer EE's frequent mental errors and seeming lack of focus.
This team is in a death spiral. All the deficiencies have been exposed.
Rolen is a name the casual fan knows, and respects. He plays the Cincinnati Way.
As dismal as the past few weeks has been, we'll at least get to watch one of the premier thirdbasemen in baseball history. Yeah, he's old, and getting older.
I loved watching Buddy Bell when he was here. He was also past his prime, but one of the smoothest fielders I've ever seen.
I guess I'm not disappointed because I expected absolutely nothing.