"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
My call-up list would be:
Tucker Barnhart (gotta have a third catcher in September)
(Losing faith in Lutz)
If Price is like most managers - and right now I see very little evidence that he isn't - I wouldn't count on seeing a lot of these callups unless the Reds are playing the Mets or Cubs. Most managers who have teams that are out of the running won't play callups - unless they are pinch hitting or pinch running - because they don't want to anger the other teams who are in the race by "laying down" for one opponent and playing the main guys for another.
Big Klu (09-01-2014)
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
In reality, though, most of these callups are just AAAA players save for Barnhart, Corcino and Rodriguez. Now if I had some good prospects, I'd play them all the time no matter who I was playing against.
And... Yorman's call-up just gave me a reason to watch games again. I wonder how much Price plays him.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013