Re: Dusty Proofing" the lineup??!!
I think people were complaining because they were tired of seeing two outs and nobody on base when Joey Votto came up to bat. I think that is legitimate complaint. Reds' leadoff hitters threw up (I know it made me nauseous) a shiny .254 OBP in 2012. And yet the Reds had a .365 OBP hitter batting in the 8-spot simply because 'catcher hits 8th, dude'. It was ridiculous that Hanigan didn't at least get a shot at moving up in the order. What could it have possibly hurt? Where was the downside? I think it would have been much better to have a slow baserunner on when Votto came up as opposed to nobody. That is not even considering the fact that Hanigan was getting on at a pretty brisk clip and then had the pitcher, Stubbs and Cozart hitting behind him. That seems like wasted opportunities to me.
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!
Last edited by texasdave; 11-28-2012 at 09:18 PM.