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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Whoever has been brainwashing managers to follow these unwritten rules as if they've been handed from the Lawgiver needs to be found and dealt with. Lineups need to be constructed in a way that gives players the best opportunity for them to succeed. Putting inferior hitters high in the order just to "break up the lefties" is ridiculous. He's effectively saying he's willing to give up the potential for more runs early in the game in exchange for a marginal benefit later in the game when the other team brings in their lefty specialist for 1 inning. Now I realize there's more to managing than just constructing a lineup. But it just bugs me to no end how the management of this team seems hell-bent on marginalizing its best offensive players in favor of "strategery."
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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    I do not know who is more annoying....Narron or the guy writing this.

    Always with the maybe this or maybe that.....is Narron confused or is the writer trying to confuse us beacuse narron will not give him an answer he likes.

    More reason for me to tire of Griffey being on this team.....but then again, if Narron had guts he would bat Griffey 5th or 6th.

    I think Phillips will get exposed batting 3rd and that thing will end by Game 10.

    Same thing with the Burton saga.......The writer states the Reds love him but hold on now.....that still might not be enough beacuse Bray might still be ready. End the saga now and get rid of RC.

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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    "I've love to have a set lineup every day," he said, "where Doug Flynn plays once every two weeks for Joe Morgan or Davey Concepcion."
    Quote Originally Posted by Jr's Boy View Post
    Another objective of Narron's is to keep things more stable than last year, when the Reds had a National League-high 140 different lineups.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger View Post
    I do not know who is more annoying....Narron or the guy writing this.

    Always with the maybe this or maybe that.....is Narron confused or is the writer trying to confuse us beacuse narron will not give him an answer he likes.

    More reason for me to tire of Griffey being on this team.....but then again, if Narron had guts he would bat Griffey 5th or 6th.

    I think Phillips will get exposed batting 3rd and that thing will end by Game 10.

    Same thing with the Burton saga.......The writer states the Reds love him but hold on now.....that still might not be enough beacuse Bray might still be ready. End the saga now and get rid of RC.
    Wow. I think you're right about Phillips. It won't last.

    As for Bray/Burton/RC your post actually makes me think there migt be some logic in WK's head after all. Maybe he has every intention of getting rid of ole Rheal but is just hanging on to the lefty to see if Bray is healthy. I think there is a good chance that Bray starts on the DL and Rheal goes when he's activated. (Maybe I'm just hoping.) I actually think its possible that Bray will be held out to buy time for WK to make a deal for Rheal.
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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Anyone else remember when the previous version of Narron (Miley) sat JR and Dunn down in Coors field for 2 punch-n-judy righties? I do.

    I thought that was about the single dumbest thing I had seen a manager do in the name of overplaying the "how to use my lefties" card. If baBoone v3.0 actually puts Phillips 3rd just to keep the R-L-R-L thing going he's dumber than the previous two versions and thats something I didn't think I could ever seriously say about a manager.

    Oh well, I don't believe in blaming an idiot for being an idiot. I blame the guy who hires and retains said idiots.

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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc D View Post
    Oh well, I don't believe in blaming an idiot for being an idiot. I blame the guy who hires and retains said idiots.
    That is a great line.
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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Brandon Phillips batting 3rd? Wow. Just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Whoever has been brainwashing managers to follow these unwritten rules as if they've been handed from the Lawgiver needs to be found and dealt with. Lineups need to be constructed in a way that gives players the best opportunity for them to succeed. Putting inferior hitters high in the order just to "break up the lefties" is ridiculous. He's effectively saying he's willing to give up the potential for more runs early in the game in exchange for a marginal benefit later in the game when the other team brings in their lefty specialist for 1 inning. Now I realize there's more to managing than just constructing a lineup. But it just bugs me to no end how the management of this team seems hell-bent on marginalizing its best offensive players in favor of "strategery."
    Bingo.

    It's defensive play -- and I mean that in a psychological sense, not an athletic one. Being more afraid of the opposing pitcher than confident in your own hitters; essentially, putting control of your lineup in the hands of the other team. And it takes away your hitters' opportunities to really utilize their strengths.

    This lineup has barely enough to squeak by offensively -- enough, but barely. the only way it can happen is if the lineup is constructed with the plate discipliners in the right place, with the power hitters in the right place, etc. If your primary criterion is the righty-lefty thing, that's not going to happen; there's just not that kind of leeway with this team.
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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Brandon Phillips batting 3rd? Wow. Just wow.
    He's had a great spring!!!!





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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    I missed it, did Womack hit five homeruns last spring? Or even get five balls out of the infield?

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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    I missed it, did Womack hit five homeruns last spring? Or even get five balls out of the infield?
    Word, that comparison is ridiculous.
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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Not a comparison, just a note that letting a guys spring numbers dictate where you pout him over what he's done before in real games is extremely chancy.
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    Re: Narron intends to break up left-handed bats

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Not a comparison, just a note that letting a guys spring numbers dictate where you pout him over what he's done before in real games is extremely chancy.
    Oh yeah. I agree B-Phil shouldn't even be sniffing the 3rd spot. Not in this lineup.
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