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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    What kind of evil mojo does Aurilia have over Miley?

    What could it be?

    In the absence of any conspiracy theories, it seems clear that he likes his game over Austin. How could this guy be brought in as a stop gap reserve and then handed the job?

    Is it lack of faith in Lopez? Have they soured on Kearns?

    Why, WHY, I ask you?
    I agree. There really is no reason to try to discern the rationale behind anything Miley or DanO opt to enact. Miley had a chance to watch Felipe put up 200+ABs of great ball the second half of last year, a phenomenal Spring, a hot start to this season despite erratic playing time/role definition... and still has opted to tab Aurilia as his starting SS amidst horrid all-around play. When DanO and Miley collaborated, they came away with a situation which required Felipe to switch positions and Kearns to ride the pine in order to still get Aurilia his At Bats. Is this really the tandem anyone wants developing the youngsters, creating a vision for the future, and evaluating talent.

    It's a mark of incredible incompetence to preside over a historically inept pitching staff which boasts a 5.79ERA and 1.6WHIP. However, when you consider that DanO's offseason "acquisitions" have actually contributed an even worse 6.47ERA and 1.9+WHIP to that total... it becomes apparent that he's even worse than his numbers, his personnel evaluations and his transactions indicate (which is extraordinary). When this year's pitching acquisitions are combined with last year's equivalent of bringing in Lidle types as you jettison the likes of Reitsma, of opting to not move Wilson at a "career best" value juncture and instead extending him, choosing to throw money at ill-advised "veterans" rather than locking up a single piece of the future, of failing to move even 1 obtrusive contract (i.e. you try to move Casey during his one 915OPS season out of every 4, not when he's off to another one of his 700OPS starts etc...)... it becomes clear that DanO is not cut out for the task of either building for the future, nor contending in the present. Misallocation of funds, horrid talent identification/evaluation, and specious draft and development philosophy.

    Add in Miley's inscrutably poor personnel usage, lineup design, and handling of the rotation and bullpen, and you have a blueprint for disaster. And, due to Miley's minor league quirks, we often haven't even had the pleasure of watching Kearns, Pena, Lopez (actual cornerstones to this club's long-term future) develop in the process. It would be hard to botch every aspect of the process more than DanO and Miley have, and unlike horrid seasons' past, it's not the result of a plague of injuries or a shoestring budget... it's the result of poor general management team design, and unbelievably incompetent game/lineup/staff management.
    Last edited by Stormy; 05-09-2005 at 08:19 PM.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy
    Why is this so hard??

    Freel 2B
    Lopez SS
    Dunn LF
    Griffey CF
    Kearns RF
    Casey 1B
    Randa 3B
    LaRue C

    why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why?
    We need someone that works with the Reds to print this lineup out and slip it under Miley's door.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Klesko strikes out swinging.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic
    We need someone that works with the Reds to print this lineup out and slip it under Miley's door.
    While he's here, slide Bergolla in the 2B spot now and then and we have a decent lineup.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    I negativize Don Gullett for a lot of things...but the work he has done with Aaron Harang since the trade from Oakland a couple years back has been really stellar. Harang is confident, in control, and is showing a great feel for pitching.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    1 IP, Milton doesn't give up a HR.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Freel grounds out. 1 out.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor
    1 IP, Milton doesn't give up a HR.
    Stop that
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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy
    I agree. There really is no reason to try to discern the rationale behind anything Miley or DanO opt to enact. Miley had a chance to watch Felipe put up 200+ABs of great ball the second half of last year, a phenomenal Spring, a hot start to this season despite erratic playing time/role definition... and still has opted to tab Aurilia as his starting SS amidst horrid all-around play. When DanO and Miley collaborated, they came away with a situation which required Felipe to switch positions and Kearns to ride the pine in order to still get Aurilia his At Bats. Is this really the tandem anyone wants developing the youngsters, creating a vision for the future, and evaluating talent.

    It's a mark of incredible incompetence to preside over a historically inept pitching staff which boasts a 5.79ERA and 1.6WHIP. However, when you consider that DanO's offseason "acquisitions" have actually contributed an even worse 6.47ERA and 1.9+WHIP to that total... it becomes apparent that he's even worse than his numbers, his personnel evaluations and his transactions indicate (which is extraordinary). When this year's pitching acquisitions are combined with last year's equivalent of bringing in Lidle types as you jettison the likes of Reitsma, of opting to not move Wilson at a "career best" value juncture and instead extending him, choosing to throw money at ill-advised "veterans" rather than locking up a single piece of the future, of failing to move even 1 obtrusive contract (i.e. you try to move Casey during his one 915OPS season out of every 4, not when he's off to another one of his 700OPS starts etc...)... it becomes clear that DanO is not cut out for the task of either building for the future, nor contending in the present. Misallocation of funds, horrid talent identification/evaluation, and specious draft and development philosophy.

    Add in Miley's inscrutably poor personnel usage, lineup design, and handling of the rotation and bullpen, and you have a blueprint for disaster. And, due to Miley's minor league quirks, we often haven't even had the pleasure of watching Kearns, Pena, Lopez (actual cornerstones to this club's long-term future) develop in the process. It would be hard to botch every aspect of the process more than DanO and Miley have, and unlike horrid season's past, it's not the result of a plague of injuries or a shoestring budget.
    Nothing a couple of closed door meetings can't fix.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    I like pitch counts, Ryan Freel likes to jump on the first pitch.

    We'll never hook up.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Lopez singles to left.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Lopez singles

    Get that man on the bench.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor
    1 IP, Milton doesn't give up a HR.
    Considering he pitched yesterday, I, for one, am not surprised.

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Nice little bat control there by Lopez, classic little ball and very krispy

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    Re: 5/9 vs Padres(Kearns sits again)

    Casey needs to be put on the rack. Maybe he wouldn't have to stretch after any kind of movement.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."


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