Yes I know the reds are over .500, aren't that far put, and it's early. I can't help but get a 2011 vibe from this season. Where we all go oh it's early, this team has talent, and they will come around only to watch them gradually fade back and then out of contention.
I'm newer here so ill preface this by saying that I'm not a huge dusty hater, but I think it's time that his leash gota little shorter. In his tenure I have seen many things that leave me scratching my head: his player personnel decisions, his handling of up and coming players, the lineups he runs out sometimes leave me wondering is he trying to lose or not sport the best team possible that day, his decisions when it comes to leaving starting pitchers in, and issues with the handling of the bullpen.
I'm friends with fans of many other teams that have history's with dusty or are a rival: cubs giants cards. They all tell me the same thing. Dusty is holding this team back and with the talent we have we should be playing better even with the injuries. Furthermore, he is the manager that can get the reds to the playoff but not over the top. After taking some time to think about it, I think I agree. I think to win it all the reds would have to outplay dustys managing on the field. Ill never take away from his personality handling skills but you have to manage on the field too.
All this being said, lets try to not make this a rip dusty thread. I'm asking since its too early for a major trade, does anyone think, and with sound reason, that maybe it's time to shorten dustys leash or even perhaps let him go?