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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    I thought this team had more money to spend, and adding at least one high leverage bullpen arm would've made a difference.
    I was ok with adding Duke as a loogy with the caveat that they cut bait as soon as he struggled.
    It's past that time now, imho.
    (Referring to Jack Hannahan signing with a Korean team)
    Since there are no teams on the moon, I guess South Korea's far enough from Cincinnati to satisfy me.
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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Hernandez ERA down to 3.86. Reed had bad game in AAA. But I'd go offense anyway.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by rob meehan View Post
    I'd rather see Patty Duke than Zach Duke.
    She plays the game the right way.
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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    In my opinion, another bad outing or two, and Duke has to be released. If you are familiar with Duke in recent years, he clearly appears to have arrived in Goodyear in worse shape than normal, and his ball has nothing going for it right now. Almost looks like batting practice. The truth is the guy had a good career, and may just be washed. We have better options in Louisville.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Well deserved bump.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    The 4 man bench is fine when you don't expect your starters to go beyond 6 innings.

    I'd DFA Duke and start the last man in the bullpen auditions, lots of guys down in Louisville who can go long which is useful when you are yanking guys so early these days.

    I'd give Sims his shot first. He's earned it with that K/9 ratio, and he was a top prospect in the past. If he flops, then try Reed or Romano. You rinse and repeat this until someone is decent and if none of them are, you make a trade in June or July if you think you are still competitive.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Well, the last few years, threads like this could have been started for nearly every pitcher on the roster. Down to one this year. Improvement.
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    “You got the pitching, now what?” - Reds fans

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by GaiusBallstar View Post
    The 4 man bench is fine when you don't expect your starters to go beyond 6 innings.

    I'd DFA Duke and start the last man in the bullpen auditions, lots of guys down in Louisville who can go long which is useful when you are yanking guys so early these days.

    I'd give Sims his shot first. He's earned it with that K/9 ratio, and he was a top prospect in the past. If he flops, then try Reed or Romano. You rinse and repeat this until someone is decent and if none of them are, you make a trade in June or July if you think you are still competitive.
    I dunno. I think Bell really really likes to have a lefty specialist. For whatever reason, he likes that matchup. I bet they give Krol a look after Duke. I want to say Reed, but he’s been really struggling.
    "In our sundown perambulations of late through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base,' a certain game of ball. We wish such sights were more common among us...The game of ball is glorious..." -Walt Whitman, 1846

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by OhioRiverBarge View Post
    I dunno. I think Bell really really likes to have a lefty specialist. For whatever reason, he likes that matchup. I bet they give Krol a look after Duke. I want to say Reed, but he’s been really struggling.
    I fully agree he likes that.

    And Peralta and Garrett aren't really LOOGYs (and shouldn't be used exclusively as such), but I think with the both of them on the roster he can manage to use them flexibly in one inning situations and situational ones, and I am OK with that even if they are not ideal as LOOGYs. If the Reds are competitive going forward they can acquire a good LOOGY in June or July for peanuts.

    If Bell can't manage that? Well then he shouldn't be managing.

    And to add, once again, Sims has just been killing it. If you can add a guy who is just straight up an effective reliever then you should. He's pitching like that guy. Is he that guy? I dunno, but maybe its time to find out.
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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    I just saw on the Reds stats page that Zach's nickname is Dukie, which is appropriate because that is what he is pitching like. He is currently tied for the most games pitched in this year, that has got to stop. If he is to remain on the roster, it has got to be as the mop up man until he shows he can get batters out again.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    I'd keep Sims starting at Louisville with next year in mind.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    I'd keep Sims starting at Louisville with next year in mind.
    Me too. But it's time for Duke to go. I'd give Anthony Bass a look.
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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    I'd keep Sims starting at Louisville with next year in mind.
    I hope the Reds do not plan to put Sims in the rotation initially. Rookie starters need to be pretty special to succeed. We saw the Reds try and fail with guys like Stephenson, Reed, Romano.

    Someone with Sims’ career history is probably better off beginning in the Reds’ bullpen. Then, see how he does, with starting on the table for the longer view.

    You can experiment with rookie starters if you’re rebuilding. But if the goal is to win, go with surer bets in the 2019-20 rotation, including several veterans, with Sims in the pen when he’s ready to be promoted.
    Last edited by Kc61; 04-26-2019 at 10:14 AM.

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    Re: I'd make Roster move with Duke

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I hope the Reds will not do this. Rookie starters need to be pretty special to succeed. We saw the Reds try and fail with guys like Stephenson, Reed, Romano.

    Someone with Sims’ career numbers is probably better off beginning in the Reds’ bullpen. Then, see how he does, with starting on the table for the longer view.

    You can experiment with rookie starters if you’re rebuilding. But if the goal is to win, I would go with surer bets in the 2020 rotation, including mostly veterans, and begin Sims in the pen.
    Has anybody else noticed that this is how a lot of teams bring up starters? I don’t remember a time when a prospective starter in the Reds org was brought up to cut his teeth in the bullpen. But I’ve seen the Cards, Cubs, and Pirates all do this.

    Maybe I’m mistaken?
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