OPS since joining Reds = .943
OPS since joining Reds = .943
That won't last.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
It's a week sale on milk too at Kroger.Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
It will soon return to it's normal price.
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.
So, do you guys think Castro will continue to play everyday or is Clayton going to get the spot? I would have to go with Castro since he is certainly playing the best right now.
"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
it's good to have Juan back just so that we can once again read posts such as theseOriginally Posted by Red in Chicago
You are brilliant Pedro.Originally Posted by pedro
I think you play who is hot. They are very similar hitters and right now Castro is hitting. Ride the train.
I like posts like this, tooOriginally Posted by AvesIce51
I have no idea what may happen but I wouldn't be surprised to see RA get the majority of starts at 3b and Clayton at SS. When Hatty goes into his swoon and Phillips and Ross regress to their mean the 2nd half offensive drop is likely to be precipitous.Originally Posted by Jpup
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
I think you're right. I don't think we'll see much of Castro except as a defensive replacement for EE, a double switch situation or an ocassional start at 3rd against a tough lefty. I know that doesn't make much sense but in Narronland you can't have Mr. Hat face a lefty and so you put Aurilia there. And since runs will probably be at a premium, you want to have the Good Hands infield of Clayton and Castro so you don't give away runs with EE's arm. I don't think they got Clayton to platoon him with Castro no matter how hot he's been lately.Originally Posted by flyer85
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
* The REDS scored 5 runs or less in 46 of their 89 games in the 1st half.
* The REDS averaged 4.22 runs per game in the month of May... a month that saw 14 QS, but a 6-8 record in those games. Only 1 blown save in those 14 QS games by the BP.
All of this with the 2nd worst fielding SS in the NL (Furcal)... whose offense does not justify his weak defensive ability at one of the most important defensive spots on a baseball team IMO.
The batting may suffer some w/out Lopez at SS... but the upgrade on defense should outweigh the slide in offense. It is not like Felipe is a "great" offensive guy anyhow. Can he be? Perhaps. But you will not win a lot of games by coughing up 3-4 runs every game in innings 7 through 9 either. Or giving up outs and giving away runs from the spot that needs to be defensively strong.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
i totally agree defense and pitching win championships the starters have held up there end the defense and bullpen sure as heck got better after that trade yesterdayOriginally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
I agree with the defensive upgrade idea in theory. The problem is that our current best defensive SS is playing 2B, followed by a guy in AAA. Royce Clayton and Juan Castro were both plus defenders 5 years ago and are now average on their good days. Offensively however, they are such crappy hitters that even if they were Ozzie Smith, Lopez would still be more valuable.Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
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.
It shouldn't, he should start to heat up any time now.Originally Posted by pedro
Castro is batting .343 and slugging .600 since joining the Reds.
Pujols better watch out.