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    The Sign the Apocolypse is Upon Us (Beating a Dead Horse Edition)

    From Hal's Notes, Friday, August 11, 2006 -

    New 'Everyday Eddie'?

    Third baseman Edwin Encarnacion might be better suited for the "Everyday Eddie" nickname closer Eddie Guardado carries around.

    Encarnacion was in the lineup Thursday for the fifth time in a row and eighth time in the team's last nine games. In his last six games, he's hitting .474 (9-for-19).

    "He's been playing real well," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "I'd like to have Richie and Eddie in the lineup at the same time, but I don't think anybody can argue playing Eddie."
    (editor's note --> )
    (Insert Mandel's Hallejuah Chorus here)
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    And Reds44's dream came true......

    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    shew... this line-up sure would look nice though...

    1. Ryan Freel- RF
    2. Scott Hatteberg- 1st
    3. Ken Griffey Jr- CF
    4. Edwin Encarnacion-3rd
    5. Adam Dunn -LF
    6. Rich Aurilia- SS
    7. Brandon Phillips-2nd
    8. David Ross- C
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan
    shew... this line-up sure would look nice though...

    1. Ryan Freel- RF
    2. Scott Hatteberg- 1st
    3. Ken Griffey Jr- CF
    4. Edwin Encarnacion-3rd
    5. Adam Dunn -LF
    6. Rich Aurilia- SS
    7. Brandon Phillips-2nd
    8. David Ross- C

    right players but I'd throw this lineup out there everyday.
    1. Ryan Freel- RF
    2. Scott Hatteberg- 1B
    3. Adam Dunn- LF
    4. Ken Griffey Jr.- CF
    5. Edwin Encarnacion- 3B
    6. Rich Aurilia- 2B
    7. Brandon Phillips- SS
    8. David Ross- C

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    I thought that I would never hear Narron utter those words about Edwin, at least not this season, and yes, thank the Gods that evidently he has realized.

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    I think it's been all along that EE was stuggling with the routine plays, but he's worked hard and other than one throwing error a few games back he's been great. So apperently Narron doesn't have "vet-love" or any stupid saying that people have come up with. He wanted EE to work on his defense (whether you agree with his reasoning or not), EE did work his defense and surprise, surprise Narron is going to play the guy who hits and plays defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B
    I think it's been all along that EE was stuggling with the routine plays, but he's worked hard and other than one throwing error a few games back he's been great. So apperently Narron doesn't have "vet-love" or any stupid saying that people have come up with. He wanted EE to work on his defense (whether you agree with his reasoning or not), EE did work his defense and surprise, surprise Narron is going to play the guy who hits and plays defense.
    That makes to much sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B
    I think it's been all along that EE was stuggling with the routine plays, but he's worked hard and other than one throwing error a few games back he's been great. So apperently Narron doesn't have "vet-love" or any stupid saying that people have come up with. He wanted EE to work on his defense (whether you agree with his reasoning or not), EE did work his defense and surprise, surprise Narron is going to play the guy who hits and plays defense.

    Stop with all this reason and logic. You need more irrational emotion and "conspiricy-think" in your thought process....
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by mound_patrol
    right players but I'd throw this lineup out there everyday.
    1. Ryan Freel- RF
    2. Scott Hatteberg- 1B
    3. Adam Dunn- LF
    4. Ken Griffey Jr.- CF
    5. Edwin Encarnacion- 3B
    6. Rich Aurilia- 2B
    7. Brandon Phillips- SS
    8. David Ross- C
    I'd tinker even more....
    1. Ryan Freel- CF
    2. Scott Hatteberg- 1B
    3. Adam Dunn- LF
    4. Ken Griffey Jr.- RF
    5. Edwin Encarnacion- 3B
    6. Rich Aurilia- 2B
    7. Brandon Phillips- SS
    8. David Ross- C

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfan
    shew... this line-up sure would look nice though...

    1. Ryan Freel- RF
    2. Scott Hatteberg- 1st
    3. Ken Griffey Jr- CF
    4. Edwin Encarnacion-3rd
    5. Adam Dunn -LF
    6. Rich Aurilia- SS
    7. Brandon Phillips-2nd
    8. David Ross- C
    I'd flip Griffey and Dunn. Jr. has become the almost archetypical 5th hitter, great slugging percentage, low OBA.
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    Re: The Sign the Apocolypse is Upon Us (Beating a Dead Horse Edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B
    I think it's been all along that EE was stuggling with the routine plays, but he's worked hard and other than one throwing error a few games back he's been great. So apperently Narron doesn't have "vet-love" or any stupid saying that people have come up with. He wanted EE to work on his defense (whether you agree with his reasoning or not), EE did work his defense and surprise, surprise Narron is going to play the guy who hits and plays defense.
    This is a great post and well said, and I agree completely. I think EE's defensive issues were handled very well by Narron by giving him those days off to work on his defense while not being under the pressure of being an everyday player. A lot of posters here blasted Narron for how he was handling EE, but I think he deserves a lot of credit.

    Instead of pouting about his playing time, all indications are that EE busted his butt to improve his defense during that time and now has demonstrated that he deserves his everyday spot back. As critical of him as I was, I am glad he is back and showing us what he is capable of doing. Good job EE!!!

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    Re: The Sign the Apocolypse is Upon Us (Beating a Dead Horse Edition)

    Mandel's chorus?

    When did Howie have time to compose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines 1B
    I think it's been all along that EE was stuggling with the routine plays, but he's worked hard and other than one throwing error a few games back he's been great. So apperently Narron doesn't have "vet-love" or any stupid saying that people have come up with. He wanted EE to work on his defense (whether you agree with his reasoning or not), EE did work his defense and surprise, surprise Narron is going to play the guy who hits and plays defense.
    bingo.

    if it was vet-love, we'd still have Womack over Phillips or Larue over Ross.

    Narron just wanted EdE to play better. Butt meets bench, bench tells butt to make better plays.

    the bench was important before and after 1968-1983

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    Players improve their defense in a matter of weeks at the MLB level in non-game situations.

    Riiiiiiight.

    Vet-love, derrty. Don't kid yourself. Eddie had to beat that door down with his bat.

    And he did.


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