At least there will be pizza
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Fix the bench and the Cozart problem is fixed. Izturis and Hanahan need to be dumped. Walt's got some work to do and Dusty needs to butt out of the discussion.
they asked about getting help. he talked about pitching. Great. Pitching is great. Always need it. Until all you do is start losing games 3-2, 4-3, 3-1.
Does he not see they need a RH bat off the bench at worst? They are so worried about defense that someone like Soto would not get a chance here.
They would need an extra roster spot to have a pure PH who can really only play 1B ....to help them against situations like this.
Like a Roger Freed circa 1977 or Kosco 1973.
They are just waiting for a miracle in Ludwick coming back healthy and hitting again. When does the light go on for the FO that what they have is not enough to help you?
Like Tom Servo said though...all it seems to matter is getting to the playoffs. How they are going to score runs seems not to be an issue as long as they get there.
"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."
(sigh) Quickly two out.
I'm going to reiterate my position on Zach Cozart.
While it might be easy to scapegoat him, he is what he is, and that's a shortstop that will give you league average production (for his position) and top notch defense. He should never be slotted between the two best on base guys. It's lunacy. And THAT is the problem.
As much as I like Walt, he's been prone to sleeping on this team's greater issue, bench depth. They have nothing.
The fact that we're whining about the shortstop is evidence of that.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
Reds outscored them 16-11 so it's good, right?
Red Raindog (07-07-2013)
They just have no clue at the plate whatsoever. Seven pitches.
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