Originally Posted by adampad
The Reds in general just don't adapt or get creative. Ever.
They aren't even baseball players to Dusty, they are all very specialized. Ludwick's not an outfielder, he's a left fielder. So and so is not a reliever, he's a 8th inning guy, ect. It's a shame because this team needs Frazier in the lineup.
Remember how painful it was to watch Griffey bat 3rd everyday when he was really struggling. At least they moved him to RF when he could barely get around.
In defense of that statement, Ludwick is a left fielder. He does not have much range and not much of an arm. Yet I understand where you are coming from. To Dusty, the catcher bats 8th because he can't run even though he hit's .290 and has one of the best eyes on the team (he may not have an OBP as high if the pitcher was not behind him, but still way better than anyone he puts at the top of the order). He still forced square pegs into round holes. Now, Dusty does have a way with players. I am often frustrated with the way he runs a game, but few can run a clubhouse like him. I think most people's frustration comes from the fact he could easily manage by the book (the new book) while still doing what he does best in the clubhouse. Yet he has a pre set of rules in the way he manages a game, but it's often very out dated at best. At worst it's downright baffling.