This explains the Ross deal.
This explains the Ross deal.
it explains it but why would they play larue to days in arow then announce today he's hvaing surgery puzzling
What does this do to the lineup now?
I don't know, I almost prefer Javy's offense over Jason's.Originally Posted by reds44
I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.
Whoever catches will hit 8th so it's not a huge deal.
Well, it probably makes Hatteberg the righthanded catcher in a platoon with Valentin behind the dish, and makes Dunn the lefty first baseman splitting time with Cruz whenever Aurilia isn't starting at first against lefties. That opens up left field for Freel, but not everyday, obviously. Womack will have to spell him out there, in addition to getting most of the reps at second. That's not to say Aurilia, Menechino, and Freel won't see time there, obviously. Oh, and it probably means Ross makes the team out of camp as the extra left fielder and emergency second baseman.Originally Posted by reds44
Makes all the routine posts.
My wife will be disappointed.
Sounds like Arroyo REALLY didn't mesh with Jason yesterday and ordered a Gillooly on him....
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
From the Red's website....Originally Posted by captainmorgan07
After feeling pain in his right knee on Sunday while catching Paul Wilson, starting backstop Jason LaRue underwent an MRI, which confirmed he had torn medial meniscus cartilage. He will have surgery on Monday and is expected to miss 10 days to two weeks.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Part of me wants to see a switch hitter with some pop in one of the post-cleanup power spots; therefore I might bat Javy at least ahead of either Aurilia or Hatteberg, if they play.Originally Posted by KronoRed
OTOH, there may be value in batting Ross or Valentin 8th consistently to maintain a set lineup -- with each guy pretty much knowing what Jerry expects from him at his designated place in the order.
Originally Posted by captainmorgan07
Been a lot of talk recently about LaRue being traded. Got the 'ole Stats book out and found this little titbit. "Jason LaRue, A 1995 fifth-roundpick from Dallas Baptist, his career was sidetracked briefly when he broke his leg in a home plate collision the following year." LaRue's been catching a long time. Some teams order an MRI when they trade for pitchers. You would think that a team that was trading for a catcher would want his knees checked. This could be the result of a pre-trade physical. What do you conspiracy buffs think of that?
"The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen."
or he got hurt Sunday while catching Paul Wilson, maybe it's rubbing off.Originally Posted by Barbarossa
"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
If I see Paul Wilson out in public, I think I'll keep my distance. This arm is just getting back to normal and I don't need another injury now, not with softball season coming up in a month and a half.
I haven't noticed-- has Hatteberg caught at all this year?Originally Posted by Redsland
he had a good defensive rep when he came up, but I saw him catch about 5 or 6 years ago, and it was surprising to watch him make no effort on basestealers. My understanding was that the arm was still there but that there was a mental thing about making the throw to second.
Most Umpires will throw a new ball to the pitcher after a HR. Why do we need a catcher?