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    3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Walt never ceases to amaze me. The Reds are going on three years straight without a legit backup first baseman. Complete incompetence on Walt's part.
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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Yeah, that's the problem.

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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by Rijo's Ghost View Post
    Yeah, that's the problem.
    It's one of many problems. I missed it where I wrote that not having a legit backup 1B is the reason for all of the Reds' woes. Oh, that's right, because I didn't say that.

    But please, make excuses about how a MLB team goes three straight seasons without a legit backup 1B. (Or has it been more than 3 years now? I've lost count.)

    The bench as a whole is awful, the bullpen is terrible ... those topics have been beat to death. I thought perhaps some Reds fans might agree that it's unacceptable to go multiple seasons in a row without a legit backup 1B.

    Anyway, thanks for taking time to read the thread and comment in it.
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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Who cares? You are really grasping at straws here. When you commit a large chunk or money and years to your MVP 1st baseman the last thing on your mind should getting a backup in.

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    I'm more concerned about the bullpen than I am the backup quarterback.

    But that's just me.
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    Grumpy Chuckie is the most fun Chuckie
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    The five-man bench precludes teams from having the type of bench depth many of us became accustomed to in our youth.

    It also prevents clubs from platooning to the extent that they used to in the 70's and 80's.
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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    A special 1st base backup is nothing I would search for either. Having that said, the overall bench is bad, but I donīt know many teams with great bench players on the team...
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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Of all the things you could have complained about, you chose to start a topic about this...

    The Reds have of plenty of options. Frazier/Pena/Satin/Selsky/Lutz/??? can all "legit" play 1B. De Jesus could play third, if Frazier was moved to first. Honestly, most MLB teams are in the same boat as the Reds.
    Choo got it, dude.

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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckie View Post
    It's one of many problems. I missed it where I wrote that not having a legit backup 1B is the reason for all of the Reds' woes. Oh, that's right, because I didn't say that.

    But please, make excuses about how a MLB team goes three straight seasons without a legit backup 1B. (Or has it been more than 3 years now? I've lost count.)

    The bench as a whole is awful, the bullpen is terrible ... those topics have been beat to death. I thought perhaps some Reds fans might agree that it's unacceptable to go multiple seasons in a row without a legit backup 1B.

    Anyway, thanks for taking time to read the thread and comment in it.
    It's not unacceptable, it's completely normal.

    Maybe you've been away from the game awhile, so I'll catch you up to speed. Pitching dominates. Offense is scarce and at a premium. There aren't .800 OPS bats freely available anymore. "Legit backups" are called "other teams starters."

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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Quote Originally Posted by Rijo's Ghost View Post
    It's not unacceptable, it's completely normal.

    Maybe you've been away from the game awhile, so I'll catch you up to speed. Pitching dominates. Offense is scarce and at a premium. There aren't .800 OPS bats freely available anymore. "Legit backups" are called "other teams starters."
    You obviously don't follow MLB very closely. Check out rosters of the other teams. They all have backup first basemen.

    But go ahead, make excuses for Walt's incompetence.
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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Other teams have a similar lack of 1b depth. The Braves with Freddie Freeman and Cubs with Anthony Rizzo come to mind. If you have a stud 1b that plays 155+ games and you never pinch hit for him, what's the use?

    Chuckie is just mad because the one game he gets to go to, Negron plays 1b

    Teach tolerance.

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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Dodger BU 1st basemen, Scott Van Slyke - 13 GS at 1b

    Giants BU 1st basemen - Buster Posey - 114 GS 1b (might have another job)

    Padres BU 1st basemen - Wil Nieves - 6 games

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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    Cardinals backup 1B Mark Reynolds 2014 .196/.287/.394

    Pirates backup 1B Corey Hart 2014 .203/.271/.319

    Chuckie you get really fixated on some of the strangest things.

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    Re: 3 years straight without a legit backup first baseman

    ALL OF THEM HAVE LEGIT BACK UP FIRST BASEMEN!

    Every last one of them. My first team to check was the Cubs. I went to Cubs.com and checked their depth chart. No one is listed as a back up first baseman. So, looking through their roster, here's their bench infielders: Jonathan Herrera. He is a middle infielder with a sub .650 OPS in his career.

    Their back up outfielders: Chris Denorfia and Junior Lake. Neither guy has a career .400 SLG and Lake's under a .300 OBP in his career.

    They are carrying 3 catchers. David Ross is one back up. He hasn't had a .700 OPS since 2012. Wellington Castillo had a sub .700 OPS last season.

    Yeah. All other teams have legit backup first basemen except for the Reds. And the first team I decided to check. I stopped looking after that.

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