Originally Posted by Kc61
I guess I don't think comments directed at individual posters is such a nice idea. I always try to stay away from it, but I won't refrain from responding when other posters engage in it. And if humor is intended there are ways of showing that, like a simple LOL.
As for fun, this Reds' season is not fun. And when I think about it, my unhappiness is not directed at the players, but at the front office.
They are just passive in dealing with injury replacements and fixing deficiencies. They simply promote the next guy in line on the forty man roster. They seem to be tapped out of ideas.
I think today said it all. For all of Lutz' virtues - good story, nice prospect, probably a bright future - the Reds have no business hitting him with the bases loaded no outs in the second inning against the Braves. He was at the AA level before coming up.
I know Dusty likes the young man, but some fans want to win these games. Prospect development cannot be the primary motivation for a lineup.
So I think there's good reason to be unhappy with the Reds right now, to say nothing of posts directed at individual posters.
I definitely agree on a lot of your points. The Reds haven't exactly staffed AAA particularly well for potential major league call-ups, and seemingly refuse to look outside the organization for end of the roster upgrades. Guys like Lutz probably aren't even replacement level. They could for sure do a better job of looking to get some value on the margins, which is generally a stenght of Jocketty's.