Originally Posted by RedlegJake
I think our biggest diff after reading your reply is our perceptions of Hannahan as a hitter. We agree that adjustments are screamed for but Dusty seems incapable of that. Nothing huge, imo, as I think this is going to selfcorrect over time but Corky starting and his handling of the 2 spot drive me crazy. I'd be for spot starting Hannahan to give Todd a bit of time off choosing those spots based on which pitcher is likely to give Todd fits. Same with Bruce. When he is cold give him day or two off. When either is cold a start for someone else hardly hurts the offense and might help them get going again.
I agree exactly with that. My hrod part is more inline with why the heck did they call Lutz up? We have plenty of players that offer his skillset. I have no delusions of grandeur for jack at the plate. I look at it this way. Frazier struggles against better pitching. When the reds play a top starter hannahan should play. His glove will probably save more runs than Frazier will bat in. Our pitching will keep us in the game. Later in the game when a reliever comes in that throws more gas and less crooked stuff pinch hit Frazier and see if he could pop one. Sounds kind of like last year where Frazier was a success.