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    Urgency, or the lack thereof

    From Lance McAllister:

    Dusty said he and Price wanted to get Arroyo through 5th because bullpen taxed by Leake and Bailey short outings
    It is September, with expanded rosters, with a home game in the playoffs on the line, and they were concerned about the bullpen being taxed?

    Yeah. I don't really know what else to say.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Classic Dusty anti-logic. That about sums it up IMO.

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    It seems the season was a formality for them. They think they will just turn it on even more during the postseason...I guess?

    OK, let us see how you plan to turn the light on all of a sudden.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Very important to have a fresh pen for fan appreciation day
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    From Lance McAllister:



    It is September, with expanded rosters, with a home game in the playoffs on the line, and they were concerned about the bullpen being taxed?

    Yeah. I don't really know what else to say.
    We were 2-12 w/ RISP and had 11 men LOB and you want to complain about this?

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    We were 2-12 w/ RISP and had 11 men LOB and you want to complain about this?
    PIT scored 8 runs in the game. We go 5-12 w/ RISP and we still lose.
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Yep, all that ails this team is the manager, classic Bash Baker theory by the Baker Bashers
    Last time I checked Price was pitching coach and shared input

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    It seems the season was a formality for them. They think they will just turn it on even more during the postseason...I guess?

    OK, let us see how you plan to turn the light on all of a sudden.
    I feel like that's how the season has been handled. Like the playoffs were a foregone conclusion. I hope it works out that way.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    PIT scored 8 runs in the game. We go 5-12 w/ RISP and we still lose.
    We've scored 9 runs in the 5 games since we've last played Pittsburgh. I'm not really concerned about Dusty's misuse (allegedly) of the bullpen right now.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by EMAW View Post
    Yep, all that ails this team is the manager, classic Bash Baker theory by the Baker Bashers
    Last time I checked Price was pitching coach and shared input
    I'm not so concerned with pitching decisions as I am the offense. Reds pitching has been some of the best in the league. The offense hasn't performed when it had needed to. Who's domain is that?

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    We were 2-12 w/ RISP and had 11 men LOB and you want to complain about this?
    I want to complain about this. Yes. Our offense didn't get the job done. But our manager didn't get his done either. Here is the difference, no one at all was actively trying to prevent Dusty Baker from making his choice. The Pirates pitching staff and defense were actively trying to stop the Reds offense from getting their job done.

    Dusty going to the bullpen, with 2 games left in the season with expanded rosters, is a whole lot easier to decide to do than it is to just choose to get hits at will. THAT is why I am choosing to complain about this. If you can't understand that, then I don't know what to tell you.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by EMAW View Post
    Yep, all that ails this team is the manager, classic Bash Baker theory by the Baker Bashers
    Last time I checked Price was pitching coach and shared input
    I don't know if you were speaking about me or not, but here is my exact quote:

    they were concerned about the bullpen being taxed?
    They. Not Dusty. Not Price. They.

    In fact, as far as I can tell, only one person even used the name Dusty aside from myself, who only used it to apply who said it.

    Maybe I am crazy, but it also seems the only time I see you post is to call someone a Dusty basher. Maybe I just don't pay enough attention though.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    All he meant was that Simon, the long man, was unavailable. That means using Reynolds or Christiani as the long man, which you don't want to do if the game means anything. Personally, I don't think the game meant much, so it really didn't matter either way.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Urgency, or the lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    All he meant was that Simon, the long man, was unavailable. That means using Reynolds or Christiani as the long man, which you don't want to do if the game means anything. Personally, I don't think the game meant much, so it really didn't matter either way.
    It probably meant an extra $2M in ticket sales.

    Why do you need a long man? LeCure, Chapman, Hoover, Marshall and any other reliever on the roster all get 1 inning and you finish out the game. This isn't May.

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