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    4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    A Sunday Special...on a Friday night

    Choo CF
    Izturis SS
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    Frazier 3B
    Paul LF
    Miller C
    Bailey P
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Great. I'll be there. Maybe they can get more than one hit tonight. Last year I saw the Red twice in DC and they scored two runs. One each game. Looks like it will be the same this year.
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    I guess Dusty is hitting Izturis second and Paul seventh because Izturis is a switch hitter so the Reds won't find themselves lefty,lefty,lefty against a lefty.

    I disagree with this, Paul is the better hitter, and Reds are likely to hit for Paul if a lefty reliever comes in against him. So likely it won't be lefty, lefty, lefty against a lefty.

    I think the use of XMan by this team is poor. Hitting him seventh in front of Corky Miller defeats much of the purpose of using him out there.

    Do. Not. Agree.

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I guess Dusty is hitting Izturis second and Paul seventh because Izturis is a switch hitter so the Reds won't find themselves lefty,lefty,lefty against a lefty.

    I disagree with this, Paul is the better hitter, and Reds are likely to hit for Paul if a lefty reliever comes in against him. So likely it won't be lefty, lefty, lefty against a lefty.

    I think the use of XMan by this team is poor. Hitting him seventh in front of Corky Miller defeats much of the purpose of using him out there.

    Do. Not. Agree.
    Paul is a 28-year old with a .679 OPS in 500+ career plate appearances. I think some perspective is in order.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Paul is a 28-year old with a .679 OPS in 500+ career plate appearances. I think some perspective is in order.
    Paul has well over a .800 OPS since joining the Reds, had excellent minor league numbers over a large sample. His lifetime numbers mean nothing to me, they are the result of only 400 PAs in which he didn't do well in his first major league go around. I think highly of him.

    In having perspective, it makes sense to realize that some players require more major league experience than others. Writing someone off because of 400 early PAs IMO reflects a lack of perspective.

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Paul has well over a .800 OPS since joining the Reds, had excellent minor league numbers over a large sample. His lifetime numbers mean nothing to me, they are the result of only 400 PAs in which he didn't do well in his first major league go around. I think highly of him.

    In having perspective, it makes sense to realize that some players require more major league experience than others. Writing someone off because of 400 early PAs IMO reflects a lack of perspective.
    I'm not writing him off, but I sure as heck think what he's done over 500 PAs is more telling than 100 PAs with this team.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I think the use of XMan by BAKER is poor.
    Fixed that for you.

    He's obviously going to have to hit .450 to get as much PT as Heisey.

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    ^ Number one rule; SS always hit 2nd.
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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Dusty's lineup construction has gotten too laughable. He loves the old notion have having a poor hitter hit second so he can bunt runners over. However, he never has said hitter bunt anyone, but still ends up giving away outs.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Going to be headed down there soon. I'm optimistic about the offense showing up tonight, they're due again after the last few games. Let's hope Homer continues his run of solid outings.
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Would rather see this:

    Choo
    Phillips
    Votto
    Frazier
    Bruce
    Paul
    Izturis
    Miller
    Bailey

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBrick View Post
    Would rather see this:

    Choo
    Phillips
    Votto
    Frazier
    Bruce
    Paul
    Izturis
    Miller
    Bailey
    Would rather see this:

    Rose
    Griffey
    Morgan
    Bench
    Perez
    Foster
    Geronimo
    Concepcion
    Bailey :O)

    There are times when I look back on that club and wonder what kind of payroll it would take in today's market to have them on the same team. Mind. Blown.

    Speaking of the 75 Reds....after 23 games, we're currently 13-10...big red machine was 12-11. Just sayin.
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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Would rather see this:

    Rose
    Griffey
    Morgan
    Bench
    Perez
    Foster
    Geronimo
    Concepcion
    Bailey :O)

    There are times when I look back on that club and wonder what kind of payroll it would take in today's market to have them on the same team. Mind. Blown.

    Speaking of the 75 Reds....after 23 games, we're currently 13-10...big red machine was 12-11. Just sayin.
    Why can I only like this one time?
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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Would rather see this:

    Rose
    Griffey
    Morgan
    Bench
    Perez
    Foster
    Geronimo
    Concepcion
    Bailey :O)
    .
    Would you take Votto over Perez?

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    Re: 4/26/13 - Reds @ DC

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Would rather see this:

    Rose
    Griffey
    Morgan
    Bench
    Perez
    Foster
    Geronimo
    Concepcion
    Bailey :O)

    There are times when I look back on that club and wonder what kind of payroll it would take in today's market to have them on the same team. Mind. Blown.

    Speaking of the 75 Reds....after 23 games, we're currently 13-10...big red machine was 12-11. Just sayin.
    ...and I suspect this year's version will go on a nice little run too...just like they did last year.

    George Foster was one of my favorite players. A MONSTER year in 1977...batted .320 with 52 jacks and 149 RBI.


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