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    Rick White

    Rick is supposed to be this seasoned vet to help bolster our youth and carry this team. He almost cost us the game last night. My question is how many more times do they keep calling him out before they've had enough. If it were me when Milton is ready to come off the DL I would give White his walking papers. Giving up shots to Johnson, base hit to a pinch hitting Livan Hernandez! and it only seems like he gives up the runs when the Reds are close in a game. Not to boot but his ERA is at 6.48.

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    Re: Rick White

    No defense of Rick White, but... it can be said that Rick White's big butt should have never of gotten off the bullpen bench (other than to walk to the clubhouse after the REDS won it in 9 innings) if not for a few things that happened before extra innings became a reality.

    Okay... back to Rick White! Mercker isn't far behind big Rick in my world.
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    Re: Rick White

    Time to DFA ... cut bait - if we have to live with Milton when he returns - let the lizard take that role.

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    Hammond, White and Mercker are all stiffs. Just imagine if Cincy, in Game 7 of the NLCS, has to face Delgado in the 7th inning, bases juiced and 2 outs. Mercker and Hammond in the pen the only lefties in the pen. Coffey would be the obvious choice, but we have no lefty who can get a lefty out, including the ones in the rotation.

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    At least Mercker has a solid track record ... he's been a very solid reliever over the years.

    Why can't we bring up Milachek from Louisville? He is doing damn good.

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    I'd like to see the Lizard in the long role with Belisle in the set up role with Coffey in the closers role.

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    Also of note, Josh Hall (remember him?) is doing very well.

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    The Last 2 outtings for White haven't been great. But - Other then that White has been pitching well and I've seen his heater hit 94 mph on the gun....
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    Re: Rick White

    Burns has some impressive numbers too. Maybe he's figured it out?

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    Re: Rick White

    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan
    Burns has some impressive numbers too. Maybe he's figured it out?
    Doubt that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsMan3203
    The Last 2 outtings for White haven't been great. But - Other then that White has been pitching well and I've seen his heater hit 94 mph on the gun....
    When its 94 and straight even I could adjust to it and hit it.

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    Re: Rick White

    White only posted a sub 4 ERA last year because he reduced his HR by 75% last year (a fluke). He gave up 3 in 78IP. This year he has already given up 4 thus his ERA shooting up well past 5.
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    Re: Rick White

    There is almost no reason to jump on a reliever after 10 appearances. Yes, his ERA is ugly. But it's a function of a few homers and you cannot expect that rate to continue. He has an 8:1 k/bb ratio and a 2.67 FB/GB out ratio. I'm not saying he's great.

    However, if you want to distinguish between White, Mercker, or Weathers, look at their last 5 years, not the last 45 days.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick
    Yes, his ERA is ugly. But it's a function of a few homers and you cannot expect that rate to continue.
    what could not be expected to continue was his HR rate from 2005. It was a one year aberration. Anyone who cared to look saw White with a 2006 ERA of over 5 coming from a mile away.
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    Re: Rick White

    Jerry really like defined roles in the bullpen with Coffey and Weathers both having clear roles I think Shack will be the main lefty out of the pen by the All Star break.


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