Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

  1. #1
    Dunnilicious creek14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Beavercreek
    Posts
    11,774

    Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    Dunn provides big target at first base
    By Hal McCoy

    Dayton Daily News


    QUESTION With Wily Mo Pena's defensive deficiencies, why didn't they move him to first base instead of Adam Dunn and leave Dunn in left? Dave, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek

    ANSWER Why do birds sing, why do fools fall in love, why do Pena and Dunn wear gloves afield? Both will tell you they would rather hold bats then wear fielding mitts. At first base, though, the 6-6, 275-pound Dunn makes a target that even third baseman Edwin Encarnacion can hit.

    Q Gidday, Hal. We get no U.S. baseball Down Under unless we have pay TV, so my question to you is how realistic are the Reds' chances of winning the World Series? Michael, Sydney, Australia

    A I'm assuming the baseball news down there is 30 years behind the times and you are asking about the chances of the 1976 team after the '75 team won the Series. Here's a news flash. The '76 team won. But if you're serious about this year, the Reds have about the same chance of making the World Series as I have of becoming mayor of Adelaide.


    Q Pitcher Dave Williams may have been unconcerned about his appearance against the Korean team (one inning, five runs and four hits that included a three-run homer), but it bothered me. Yes, spring training is a time to refine your pitches, but I want to be a competitor every time I step on the field. Bill, Dayton

    A Williams sincerely begged the beat writers not to write too harshly of him, that there will be better days. For his sake and the sake of the Reds, there better be. If Williams fails, the legions of Sean Casey lovers will make, 'I told you so,' the most spoken phrase east of the Mississippi.


    Q Are the Reds better off with new ownership and all the front office personnel? Ted, Dayton

    A Was it working under owner Carl Lindner? No. Was it working under general manager Dan O'Brien? No. If it's broke, fix it. It has to be better because it couldn't be worse. But it is going to take patience and putty to patch this thing up.


    Q With the quality, or the lack thereof, of starting pitching, how can five individuals be anointed as the starters before a single exhibition game is played? Tim, New Carlisle

    A That's just manager Jerry Narron being brutally honest, and he definitely is an honest man. Check the roster. Do you see Roger Clemens? Do you see Pedro Martinez? What you see are names you don't recognize and what you see is what you get. Unless there are injuries or abject failures, there isn't much behind Aaron Harang, Brandon Claussen, Paul Wilson, Eric Milton and Dave Williams. So Narron is being honest. Unless a big-name pitcher mistakenly parachutes into camp and is captured, what's here is here.


    Q In my opinion the Reds haven't been competitive since they were in the division with Atlanta and before the wild card. It's like they want to do the bare minimum to make the playoffs. Todd, Dayton

    A Ah, the old National League West, occupied by Cincinnati and Atlanta, while the National League East consisted of St. Louis and Chicago. Nobody ever accused baseball of being the favorite in a geography bee, but they did have maps then, didn't they? At that time, Atlanta was a muddy doormat. Now that the Reds are centrally located in the NL Central, they'd love to return to the watery weak NL West, but obviously Bud Knows Geography. And, hey buster, the Reds won the division in 1995. You can't win every year.


    Q Why is there so much consternation about the way Pete Rose admitted he bet on baseball? He told the truth, didn't he, and one always tells stories to make themselves look good. Larry, Dayton

    A What's the start of baseball season without a Pete Rose discussion? Yes, he thought about it for 14 years and decided, 'Yeah, I bet on baseball.' He didn't come clean. He came tell-tale gray. He didn't tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He told some truths (some lies), half the truth and anything but the truth. A hundred years after he dies, Rose fans will want him re-instated so he can manage the Reds.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Duranie Ho, Ho, Ho! KittyDuran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Hamilton, Ohio
    Posts
    8,418

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    Well, I'm a big fan of EE's offense but not his defense (I can say the same thing for Dunn as well). Maybe he'll be like Dunn or Wily Mo (esp. WMP) and can make up a costly error with a HR. Unfortunately, the hot corner is one of the hardest IMHO position in baseball and if he masters it - Watch OUT!
    2014 Reds record when I'm attending: 23-18 - FINAL
    2014 Dragons record when I'm attending: 2-1 - FINAL
    "We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran

  4. #3
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    EE is considered by many to have the skills to be a great defensive third baseman, but like many young players - he has struggled with his throws. In my opinion, he'll develop into a very solid defender at third.

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    508

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    I was down at Spring Training last year, and I saw E.E. make two of the most spectacular plays a third baseman could ever make. The concern would be if he can make the routine play/throw consistently.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shelburne Falls, MA
    Posts
    10,259

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    Right now EdE is the most athletic 3rd baseman in the game. Did you see the throws he made from his knees last year? The deflections he fielded behind the pitcher's mound before throwing the runner out at first? He'll make some errors (not as many as Freel would make there) and he'll make plays that will make your jaw drop. Eventually, he'll win a Gold Glove.
    "Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini

  7. #6
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    55,717

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    He's fighting Aurilia for a job, no wonder Hal loaths him.
    Go Gators!

  8. #7
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,549

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    This Dave guy needs to make up his mind where he's from.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  9. #8
    Dunnilicious creek14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Beavercreek
    Posts
    11,774

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    This Dave guy needs to make up his mind where he's from.
    Hal adds all the locations. Seems Dave lies about his home address.

    Dave is to Hal and the Reds as BF is to Dunn.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

  10. #9
    Knowledge Is Good Big Klu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Cambridge, OH
    Posts
    19,520

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    Q Pitcher Dave Williams may have been unconcerned about his appearance against the Korean team (one inning, five runs and four hits that included a three-run homer), but it bothered me. Yes, spring training is a time to refine your pitches, but I want to be a competitor every time I step on the field. Bill, Dayton

    A Williams sincerely begged the beat writers not to write too harshly of him, that there will be better days. For his sake and the sake of the Reds, there better be. If Williams fails, the legions of Sean Casey lovers will make, 'I told you so,' the most spoken phrase east of the Mississippi.


    Q Are the Reds better off with new ownership and all the front office personnel? Ted, Dayton

    A Was it working under owner Carl Lindner? No. Was it working under general manager Dan O'Brien? No. If it's broke, fix it. It has to be better because it couldn't be worse. But it is going to take patience and putty to patch this thing up.

    It was truly most excellent of Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan (together they are "Wyld Stallyons!") to write in with their concerns! They are truly righteous dudes who do not suck in a most bogus or heinous manner! Rock on San Dimas...er, Dayton!


    Here we see Bill & Ted with the most excellent old dude, Hal McCoy.

    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

  11. #10
    Score Early, Score Often gonelong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    4,139

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    Eventually, he'll win a Gold Glove.
    I have his over/under at 3 of them.

    GL

  12. #11
    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Posts
    15,268

    Re: Guess Hal's no fan of EdE (Q&A 3/5)

    The spectacular plays are great, but the focus to make the routine plays and throws consistently is what makes a great defensive player. If Encarnacion can do that, coupled with his ability to make the spectacular play, the Reds will have something special.
    Talent is God Given: be humble.
    Fame is man given: be thankful.
    Conceit is self given: be careful.

    John Wooden


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25