You really think Clayton has a better stick than Edwin? You can't seriously doubt that we'd produce more runs with Edwin @ 3B and Aurilia @ SS, can you?Originally Posted by guttle11
Jerry Narron has had "success" this year due to smoke and mirrors, and two Krivsky trades paying off. Arroyo and Phillips improved this ballclub more than any of us really imagine or can fathom. On the same note, Narron's mismanaged the hell out of this ballclub. He doesn't know when to pull his starters, much less manage a bullpen, and his handling of the "Edwin situation" is atrocious at best. The players have gotten us here, no thanks largely to Jerry Narron. The Reds would be MUCH better with a different manager. It is broke, fix it.
The Reds for most of the year prior to the Bray deal had a horrible bullpen minus Todd Coffey. Narron tried to screw that up by making Coffey the closer, when his natural role is set up man. Krivsky went out and got us Everyday 81, so now Coffey returns to the set up role. Majewski and Bray help us immensely, and the additions of Cormier and Lohse should also strengthen the bullpen as well, but we need to put the best 8 position players out there to score runs for the pitching, and that's something Jerry Narron is incapable to do. We are winning in spite of Jerry Narron. Lemme repeat that.
We are winning in spite of Jerry Narron.
As for Royce Clayton, we've known him for less than a month, and I'm ready to pass judgment saying we are definitely better without him, and I hope for the sake of this organization he finds his way to the waiver wire no rush, tomorrow.
This 2006 Reds club doesn't know its potential b/c Jerry Narron's too blind or too stupid to realize what could be.