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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Pimentel ate Billy's lunch with that slider
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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    It would be nice to see Soto go deep. Anything.
    Heads of state that ride and wrangle. That look at your face from more than one angle. Can cut you from their bloated budgets. Like sharpened knives through Chicken McNuggets.

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    There is why BH is not the answer in CF next year.
    I agree - he really needs at least another half year at AAA, maybe a full season with a September call
    "If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    It would be nice to see Soto go deep. Anything.
    Not much chance of that happening with a RH on the mound. Now if a LH were throwing? Well there wouldn't be much chance either as he pretty much has shown next to nothing in this recent stint.
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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Soto 0 for everything...don't even see a glimmer of his AAA ability
    "If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    There is why BH is not the answer in CF next year.
    I donīt like the idea of bh as everyday cf without a good backup... but his at bats are not enough to say that he canīt be a solid mlb center fielder

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    Not much chance of that happening with a RH on the mound. Now if a LH were throwing? Well there wouldn't be much chance either as he pretty much has shown next to nothing in this recent stint.
    True. But I'm the king of wishful thinking. Go West!
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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    It would be nice to see Soto go deep. Anything.
    Have any idea what his problem has been? Does he have the talent to perform in the bigs?

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by tomnuetten View Post
    I donīt like the idea of bh as everyday cf without a good backup... but his at bats are not enough to say that he canīt be a solid mlb center fielder
    I don't know - he has had a number in his limited appearances where he simply looks completely overmatched. You're right, though, it is a very limited sample.
    "If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Soto and Rodriguez look like career minor leaguers.

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    There is why BH is not the answer in CF next year.
    so these at bats are more meaningful than his earlier ones when he was getting on base regularly?

    I don't see how he's going to get markedly better hitting MLB pitching when he's sitting in the minors. I think he's at least got to be considered a platoon type next season.
    Originally Posted by nate
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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by xsteve1 View Post
    Soto and Rodriguez look like career minor leaguers.
    They sure haven't done much to add to their perceived value going into winter
    "If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by xsteve1 View Post
    Soto and Rodriguez look like career minor leaguers.
    I think they look like the chaffe we regularly had on the rosters during the lost years.
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    so these at bats are more meaningful than his earlier ones when he was getting on base regularly?

    I don't see how he's going to get markedly better hitting MLB pitching when he's sitting in the minors. I think he's at least got to be considered a platoon type next season.
    He'll see good pitching - especially the offspeed variety at AAA - there is a point where there is nothing to learn at AAA anymore but I think Billy is far from that point. He can take this time and apply what he's learned and if he makes some adjustments come up at some point during the summer better prepared.
    "If this was a court of law, the cross examination would go after the credibility of the witness." Homer Bailey on Latos snarking on the team after his trade

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    Re: 9/29/13 Reds vs. Pirates (This is the end...of the regular season)

    Do we really need to look at this guy's God awful nail fungus every time we post in this thread? Couldn't there be an ad for something with a more palatable appearance, say excessive ear wax or nose hair?
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.


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