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Thread: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I like most of Krivsky's move so far, but the Kearns/Lopez deal was bad enough to get him fired.

    The myopia on this board is simply borderline asinine.

    Yeah, let's give one season, that started in March for crying out loud, who has brought in everybody and their uncle to try to fix something, though his "worst" trade are guys who get sent basically home to Mommy so they can OPS under .800 in a huge ball park.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    it's what can happen when you don't miss bats, that's why the price for Majewski and Bray was so ridiculous. At least get a bat misser.
    I am all for getting guys on the pitching staff who are bat missers. Problem is, no one in the bullpen fits that description. I am all in favor of going out and getting a few guys like that but teams who have guys like that are not going to want to give them up and if they do, they are going to want a lot in return and then you have the situation where you had to give up two regulars and a guy who was supposed to be a bat misser for two guys who have not done the job. I would love to get that guy from DET who throws over 100 mph but I think they are not going to want to get rid of him for anyone less than Homer Bailey and Homer alone may not be enough. Maybe you call Homer up and have him be the guy you bring in to get that key strikeout. But even if that works out, he is only one pitcher and you still have a bullpen full of guys who do not strike people out. Hopefully that is something that Wayne will address during the off season but I have a feeling the cast of characters down there will not change much from this year.
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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    You mean the team picked to finish 6th in a 6 team divison?
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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I didn't for a second think this team was a 6th place team after the Arroyo acquisition. In fact, I predicted a third place team.
    My, my, who's that team currently nestled in 2nd place in the Central?

    It's the Reds.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    Are you saying Jesus Christ can hit a curveball!?
    Stop, don't make this a holy war.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I didn't for a second think this team was a 6th place team after the Arroyo acquisition. In fact, I predicted a third place team.
    Well, pat yourself on the back, since you got one rung higher so far.

    After what Milwaukee and Houston did and the hype surrounding Chicago, I thought no higher than fifth.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Anyone feeling empty? I can't put a finger why this team is consistantly good for a period, then consistantly bad for a period.. Unfortunatly when they are good they hardly distance them selves from compitition and then when we are bad we see our playoff hopes disolve

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    Anyone feeling empty? I can't put a finger why this team is consistantly good for a period, then consistantly bad for a period.. Unfortunatly when they are good they hardly distance them selves from compitition and then when we are bad we see our playoff hopes disolve
    Anybody for a 21-8 September? That seems to be the way it goes around here.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Throw April out the window and we're very sub-.500

    Not a good team at all. Have the trades really helped or would we be EVEN WORSE without making those moves?
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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    I picked this team to win 69 games, thanks to Krivsky that wont be the case. The only bad moves he has made were the Kearns/Lopez trade and the extension of Jerry Narron's contract and I am far more upset and concerned with the second one. This year was so much better than any realistic fan could have expected. Who cares if a down year in the NL helped it. Without Krivsky this team never gets Phillips, Arroyo, Ross, Hatteberg. Without those four this team would be much closer to the Pirates than the Cards.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable View Post
    Throw April out the window and we're very sub-.500

    Not a good team at all. Have the trades really helped or would we be EVEN WORSE without making those moves?
    Very true. The Reds were 17-8 in April and have been 51-61 thereafter.

    Since the "trade," the Reds have gone 23-25.

    Yes, the relief pitching is somewhat better, but no more effective.

    We gave up offense for mediocre relief pitching. The pitching was not bad on the West Coast run, but the offense was horrible. We scored less than 3 runs in 5 of the ten games. We averaged 3.5 runs per game.

    In absence of lights-out pitching, you need offense. Wayne did not acquire any lights out pitching.
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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    I hear ya on the Narron thing. Think Kriv is second-guessing that extension by now?
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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    The Reds were 17-8 in April and have been 51-61 thereafter.
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    The offense is simply awful right now.
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    Re: 9/3 game thread, end of west coast massacre!!

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    Very true. The Reds were 17-8 in April and have been 51-61 thereafter.

    Since the "trade," the Reds have gone 23-25.
    1990 Reds 57-59 over the final 117 games of the season.


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