Re: Baker returning in 2013?
My mind is not made up about wanting Dusty to return. This is not a Cinderella team. We should be here. It's time to execute. This will be a dissapointing season if we don't make it to at least to the NLCS. You can make an argument that this team won in spite of Dusty. The decision not to start Bailey on the road in San Francisco, to me, is the most pivotal decision Dusty has made as the Reds manager. I hope it works out. If this decision backfires on Dusty I think it will be time to part ways. Being a "players manager" is great but you have to make good decisions. "Gut feelings," and loyalty to veteran players is a recipe for being outmanaged...and losing important games.
Numbers say Bailey has no business starting a playoff game at GABP..it's not even debatable. Placing a soft tosser like Arroyo between Cueto and Latos is baseballs version of an old wives tale. Where are the numbers to back up this decision? I remember in 2001 playoffs the Dimondbacks pitched Johnson and Schilling back to back. How did that work out?
Moses got the children of Israel to the promise land...and they were thankful, however it was Joshua that lead them across the river Jordan INTO the promise land. If Dusty doesn't get the job done this year the Reds should look for their Joshua.
Again, I hope I'm wrong and we beat the Giants. I'm not rooting against Dusty. He's the manager of my team. However, To me, this rotation does not make good baseball sense.
Not this year...maybe a Wild Card
Last edited by George Foster; 10-06-2012 at 03:36 AM.