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    What to do with Claussen

    Put him in the pen as a Lefty Specialist.

    Before tonight, LH hitters were batting .154 against him with .516 OPS.

    LH v. Mercker .321/1.244

    LH v. Hammond .275/.700

    Claussen replaces Mercker and the Reds have a decent BP from the left side.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Send him to a sports psychologist.
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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Send him to a sports psychologist.
    Have Ryan Wagner go with him.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Send him to a sports psychologist.
    I'll be ready for him in about 5 years.
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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    I think you will see Clasussen demoted to the pen after this start, and I think Mays will take his spot in the rotation for the time being.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Quote Originally Posted by schroomytunes
    I think you will see Clasussen demoted to the pen after this start, and I think Mays will take his spot in the rotation for the time being.
    To think that going to a BP is a demotion in MLB these days is not right...teams are asking for and getting as much for BP than they are for starters...I believe that is the trend TeamClark was relaying on another post.

    I agree with the move to put claussen in as a lefty specialist...DFA Merker...or change his role on the club...what that would be, I don't know.
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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan
    To think that going to a BP is a demotion in MLB these days is not right...teams are asking for and getting as much for BP than they are for starters...I believe that is the trend TeamClark was relaying on another post.

    I agree with the move to put claussen in as a lefty specialist...DFA Merker...or change his role on the club...what that would be, I don't know.
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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    And he was so close to being dependable. Sad story.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    To the pen, it's not physical or mental, he just isn't that good.
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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Trade him for Greinke.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    It's time to put him in the pen as a lefty specialist or long reliever. With the out come of his last few starts I'm not sure if there is any real value for a trade.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDavidKY
    It's time to put him in the pen as a lefty specialist or long reliever. With the out come of his last few starts I'm not sure if there is any real value for a trade.

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    In the pen the kid can pitch honestly but, his days as a starter seem to be done
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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishDavidKY
    It's time to put him in the pen as a lefty specialist or long reliever. With the out come of his last few starts I'm not sure if there is any real value for a trade.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    Who'd have thought...Milton this year is turning into Claussen of last year...while Classen of this year is turning into Milton of last year.

    Mays is the obvious 5th starter...I guess I'd like to see what Germano can do. He has basicallly ben in AAA for 1.5 years know, would it be rushing him to give him 5 starts in Cincy? We were all surprised at how well Lizard has handled it, maybe Germano can give us a hopeful surprise as well. I just think we all know what Mays is going to give us...which ain't very good.

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    Re: What to do with Claussen

    I agree that Claussen, for whom I had high hopes, should be banished from the starting rotation and sent to the bullpen.
    What I would really like to see the Reds try is a four man rotation. There are studies indicating that a four man starting rotation is no harder on pitchers arms than a five man rotation, with the key being to carefully watch pitch counts in the games that are started.
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