99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
This thread is nothing more than a continuation of today's game thread, so that's where I'm moving it.
I wouldn't be surprised if the game evolves in a few years so that the "closer" is the fireman who comes in for the highest-leverage inning and closer 1A wraps up the ninth. The setup man would be the bridge. All the game needs is a Sparky to re-invent the bullpen.
Of course, Torts was just fired a few days ago after his team went through another post-season collapse.
PS Go Bruins!
That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!
"For them to boo me like that, it lets me know they dream about me at night.” -- Brandon Phillips on Cards fans.
I'm no Dusty apologist and I question his moves often, BUT Dusty ain't the one who played incredibly shoddy defense today!
"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
Were the ones that wanted Broxton to not pitch the 8th the same ones that wanted Leake pulled two games ago so broxton could pitch? I'm assuming yes.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
Regardless of this anti and pro Dusty discussion, you don't have to look any farther than Choo and Votto for the reason for the offensive swoon (and believe me it is a concern). Votto was 2-11 in this series and Choo 2-12. Over the last five games, Votto has been 3-19 and Choo 4-19. Choo's BA dropped 12 points and Votto's 9 points. Those two have to hit for the Reds to be successful. All three games lost in that period could have been won with a little offense and those two have to hit to bring that to the table
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Reds Fan Since 1971
The Reds were 4-3 this week playing two above .500 clubs, darn near 5-2. It was a good week. Yet, the week ends with criticism and debate of bullpen usage. My two cents is I think we need to have another lefty in the bullpen and Broxton is not pitching all that well right now, nibbling a bit too much after getting ahead in the count.
But I'm still enjoying the ride. I'm not so sure about some of you. This is supposed to be fun, not a source of stress in your life.
Last edited by traderumor; 06-03-2013 at 11:47 AM.
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Can't win without 'em