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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Sean Newcomb now 1-for-19 after taking a backwards K.

    Evidently he doesn't hit like Don Newcombe.
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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    What were the options? Cody Reed? Trade for Sonny Gray? Sign Chapman? Any free agent pitchers out there last winter they should have signed?

    Not saying you're wrong, just not very convincing. Personally, I don't think they have much of a plan, and incompetence and cheapness are much better bets than intentionally tanking.
    The thing is, they wait around for an injury or two to happen (and they always do, especially when they are relying guys who are always injured) instead of going out last winter and getting a real solid guy. If it meant having to deal a couple of the kids so be it. Having 3 or 4 prospects in the rotation at once doesn't work anyway. I'm on board with Cheap, but I don't buy that they were so incompetent that they just were caught with their pants down. If some schlub like me on a message board can see it coming while the winter meetings are going on, so can these guys. They just didn't care because they knew that winning 70 or less games was better than winning 80. That's tanking.
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    THom, that's why it's important to use your bench, and give regulars a break while simultaneously giving your reserves some valuable at-bats.
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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    They need to give Castillo #36 when Blake Wood finally leaves.

    Everyone keeps saying that Luis reminds them of Johnny Cueto, but I see Mario Soto when he pitches.
    I was thinking the same thing earlier, He kind of looks like Soto.
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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    With two outs and infield single for BP and Freeman sneaks a hard hit grounder past 2nd. Castillo having to work yet again.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing earlier, He kind of looks like Soto.
    He's much taller than Cueto. He's taller than Soto, too, but they are closer in height, and more similar in build.
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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    The way Castillo fools hitters with that Changeup reminds me of Soto.

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    Markakis two run double. bleh. 2-0 Barves.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Braves luck outperforms Reds luck so far.

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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Brantley on Peraza for not communicating with Gannett. It seems Peraza is lacking in defensive fundamentals.
    The team Matheny described several times this weekend as the team he thinks the Cardinals could be, is actually the team the Reds have become.

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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    The way Castillo fools hitters with that Changeup reminds me of Soto.
    Cueto's secret weapon as a Red was his grounder rate. He became a K/GB pitcher, which is the gold standard with the Reds, especially at GABP.

    Castillo has those same tendencies, so I look at him as the next Cueto.

    Stephenson seems like Bailey, although Homer did develop ground ball tendencies in his best seasons. BobSteve needs to follow suit over time.

    Romano is more like Leake. He throws harder than Leake, but he's got strong ground ball tendencies, and doesn't K that many guys.

    Now all we need is Latos and Arroyo. Disco could be Latos, but he has to get healthy.

    Finnegan, Reed, and Garrett don't fit the picture because the 2012 Reds had no lefties.

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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Braves 2
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    After 3 innings. This Game Ain't Over Yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Brantley on Peraza for not communicating with Gannett. It seems Peraza is lacking in defensive fundamentals.
    Peraza needs some work at shortstop, but that runner was safe all the way.

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    Re: 8-20-17 Reds @ Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Braves 2
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    After 3 innings. This Game Ain't Over Yet!
    Not if The Wolf has anything to say on this matter!

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    Very hard to sweep on the road. This game is an uphill battle.


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