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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Good rally pitch by Homer.

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    His fastball is flat JUMPING. I love it.
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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    KKKKKK sit down!
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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    You start flip flopping the batting order based on who you think is "hot" on a nightly basis (when randomness often explains small sample size slumps and hot streaks), and you will have one unhappy team.

    There is probalby a reason why successful managers manage for a 162 season, and not for 1 game.
    I think that's true, but I also think a little random lineup shuffling is good for the team.

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    When your fastball is moving that much, is it really necessary to have the curve working? It just doesn't matter.

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    Man, Haren giving up the long ball again, 3 already. That's why l never was a fan of going after him, he'd make Eric Milton look like a groundball pitcher in this park!

    I don't think he's going to like Washington either. He may lead the league in hrs given up this year.

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Again, new Bailey seems able to make adjustments. Old Bailey couldn't ever quite get there.
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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    I think that's true, but I also think a little random lineup shuffling is good for the team.
    Instead of shuffling, I'd rather give a struggling guy a day off to gather his thoughts and watch some extra video. But that's just me. Of course my FIRST instinct would be to show confidence in the guy and let him work his way out of it. But if you feel you MUST shake things up, I'd go the day off route.
    2014 predictions:
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    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
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    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Lowest ERA in MLB when Hannigan is behind the plate. Despite playing in a little league park. Not to mention absurd throwing out runners stats.

    I really don't care what he hits.

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Again, new Bailey seems able to make adjustments. Old Bailey couldn't ever quite get there.
    New Bailey has a calmer demeanor also. He used to get upset when the ump squeezed him, but now he just goes back to work.
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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    I think that's true, but I also think a little random lineup shuffling is good for the team.
    Dusty is a player's manager. He won't abandon his guys. In turn, they'll run through walls for him.

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Again, MATURE Bailey seems able to make adjustments. YOUNG Bailey couldn't ever quite get there.
    I'd re-phrase it this way. IMO maturity is the huge change in Homer.
    2014 predictions:
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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    There are very few I would rather have behind the dish than Hanigan. But as mentioned for his career his bat is trending down. There will come a tipping point.
    I don't see any reason why we should expect he'll have anything south of a .350 obp anytime soon. I can live with that for a long while as long as he keeps up his work behind the dish.

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    Lowest ERA in MLB when Hannigan is behind the plate. Despite playing in a little league park. Not to mention absurd throwing out runners stats.

    I really don't care what he hits.
    Agreed. What he does behind the plate determines his value.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: 4/5/2013 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Instead of shuffling, I'd rather give a struggling guy a day off to gather his thoughts and watch some extra video. But that's just me. Of course my FIRST instinct would be to show confidence in the guy and let him work his way out of it. But if you feel you MUST shake things up, I'd go the day off route.
    That's a great thought, and I think that's what Baker actually does.


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