Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
Each time a situation arises in which you're glad to have Cairo and Valdez on the postseason roster, drink two shots of wheatgrass and then run a lap around the block.
With Cozart having an oblique problem towards the end of the season, I want Valdez on the postseason roster. We need a legitimate SS to backup the infield more than a pinch runner.. So there's no scenerio in which I prefer Hamilton over Valdez.
Cairo? I really have no problem with him being the 25th man. He's had a bad year, but he's been a valuable contributor as a Red. This is probably going to be his last pro season. Let him be on the roster.. I doubt Cairo is going to be the difference of us winning or losing a game..
Billy H is going to have to play AFL and learn CF.. It's not a bad idea to let him rest until the AFL starts up.. He played nearly every game in the minors, and stole a lot of bases.. IMO, the Reds made the right call here. I'm a huge fan of Billy H, but I doubt he makes a difference in the playoffs.
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!